FREE WEBINAR: COVID-19 CHURCH SURVEY SUMMARY REPORT
HOW CHURCH LEADERS ARE RESPONDING TO THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19
Ed Stetzer, Daniel Yang, Dhati Lewis and Tim Hawks
Join us for a FREE webinar as we:
1. Review the results from a national survey of over 700 pastors and church leaders about their responses to COVID-19.
2. Provide perspective on what the results mean for the future of the American Church.
In partnership with the Billy Graham Center and ARC, Exponential conducted a third-round survey of church leaders and pastors' responses to the COVID-19 epidemic and quarantine. The purpose of this polling is to help church leaders get a feel for where things are regarding the state of the Church and the significant challenges as they adapt to their new reality of remote ministry.
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. ET
Ed Stetzer holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Program in the Graduate School. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week. Stetzer also co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets.
Daniel Yang is the Director of the Send Institute, leading and overseeing all of its initiatives. Prior to directing the institute, he planted a church in Toronto where he also helped recruit, assess, and train church planters through the Send Network and the Release Initiative. Daniel has served on various church staffs including Northwood Church, led by Bob Roberts Jr., where he was trained as a church planter and was involved in global and multi-faith engagement. Prior to church planting, Daniel was an engineer for eight years. He earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and is currently a Ph.D. Intercultural Studies student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Dhati Lewis is the Lead Pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Georgia and the Vice President of Send Network with the North American Mission Board. He was born and raised in California and later moved to Texas where he completed his undergraduate studies from the University of North Texas. He later earned his master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry in Great Commission Mobilization from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
During his time in Texas, he started a college ministry, served as a chaplain to UNTs football team, coached high-school football, became a college pastor, and eventually planted a church. In all these years of ministry, Dhati became increasingly burdened to see healthy disciple-making churches in the city. This burden grew until the Lord gave Dhati a clear vision to plant a church-planting church in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2009, Dhati, along with twenty-five others, moved to Atlanta with the goal to become the last generation of believers who have to leave the urban context in search of sound discipleship.
Dhati is is most passionate about making disciples, equipping urban leaders, and loving his family. On any given day you might find Dhati changing a plan, coaching his kids in basketball, or strategizing on a whiteboard. Dhati has seven beautiful children and is married to Angie, a discerning woman who empowers and encourages him to live fully in his identity in Christ. He is the author of both the Bible Study and book, Among Wolves: Disciple Making in the City and Advocates: The Narrow Path to Racial Reconciliation.
Tim Hawks is Lead Pastor at Hill Country Bible Church Austin in Austin, Texas. He planted and pastored a church in Ruston, LA, before coming to Hill Country in 1989. Tim’s passion for church planting grew as he saw the need for more spiritually vibrant, missionally minded churches in the Austin area. Since 1996, the Association of Hill Country Churches has planted 27 churches throughout Greater Austin.
Tim is dedicated to partnering with like-minded churches to saturate the city with the gospel of Jesus Christ. By meeting monthly with area pastors and building relationships with other organizations that have a heart for the people of Austin, he has been instrumental in shaping a unified strategy for reaching the city.
He also serves as a member of the directional team for Christ Together, a national network that exists to inspire, galvanize, connect, resource and support the Church in America to communicate and demonstrate the good news of Jesus Christ to almost 315 million Americans.
Tim received his bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO, and a master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 30 years, and has four grown children. He enjoys hunting, having deep discussions with his kids, and planning strategies for just about anything.
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