May 6, 2020


Healthy Congregations presents ‘Navigating the Rapids’

Healthy Congregations, in collaboration with Methodist Theological School in Ohio, will present its May Leadership Series special event May 28 and 29. The theme is “Navigating the Rapids: Finding Hope in Changing Times.”

The event, originally scheduled as an onsite conference, is being offered in a revamped online format focused on the responsibilities of leaders in communities of faith in the era of COVID-19. Sessions will be held 5:30-9 p.m. May 28 and 9 a.m.-noon May 29. The price is $125 for the general public and $75 for Healthy Congregations members. MTSO students, staff and faculty may participate at no cost.

Highlights of the event include keynote addresses by Tod Bolsinger and Peter Steinke; workshops led by Emlyn Ott, Steinke and Bolsinger; an introduction to Systems Thinking and Bowen Theory with Dana Runestad and Fulgence Nyengele; and conversations with colleagues about current challenges amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

More information and registration are at

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, practical theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Healthy Congregations is an ecumenical and interfaith organization that takes seriously the times that we live in and the challenges of thinking more clearly about families, congregations, and leadership. It offers resources and training that are based on a view of life that looks at communities as living systems that incorporate thinking, feeling, responsibility and purpose.


Danny Russell, communications director, 740-362-3322