Tuesday, October 26 & Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 pm ET
For congregations that are not yet ONA, this webinar will help you design an ONA process that builds consensus and reduces the risk of conflict. Based on the principle of "graceful engagement" and grounded in the UCC tradition of “covenant,” a well-planned ONA process can help a congregation deepen relationships and discover new passion for the Gospel. Led by ONA Coalition Executive Director Andy Lang (pronouns: he, him).
ONA and the Bible
Tuesday, November 2 & Thursday, November 11 at 7:00 pm ET
Just seven short texts in scripture are sometimes an obstacle for congregations on their journey towards an Open and Affirming covenant. But there are more than 31,000 verses in your Bible! What does the Bible teach about our relationships with God and each other? And how should you respond when members of your church have questions about the seven proof-texts often used to condemn same-sex relationships and non-conforming gender identities? Led by ONA Coalition Executive Director Andy Lang (he, him).
1-to-1 Conversations About ONA
Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm ET
“1-to-1 Conversations” is a model that engages members of the congregation in the ONA process and reduces the risk of miscommunication and conflict. It has proven effective in opening minds and hearts to the subject, and can lead to greater congregational participation in the process. This webinar teaches the skills members of a church’s ONA team need to engage in these conversations with influencers and potential opponents. Led by the Rev. Vicki Wunsch (she/her)
Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm ET
ONA congregations that are visible and public in their commitment to inclusion can grow in numbers and spirit. This webinar shares best practices from growing ONA churches, including tips for marketing, communication, evangelism and advocacy. Led by Coalition Executive Director Andy Lang (he, him)