April 17 workshop

Liturgy and Leadership in the Digital Age

Billups and Rawle

A church technology revolution is under way, and church leaders who embrace this new age with creativity and wisdom are seeing their congregations thrive.
The Theological Commons at MTSO will offer religious leaders a time of guidance and inspiration with “Liturgy and Leadership in the Digital Age,” a morning workshop led by pastors, authors and sought-after speakers Rachel Billups and Matt Rawle.

The free workshop will take place Wednesday, April 17, from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015, and streamed online. An optional post-workshop lunch, featuring food from MTSO’s Seminary Hill Farm, is offered for $12.

Advance registration for either virtual or in-person attendance is required.

Rachel Billups is senior pastor of New Albany United Methodist Church in central Ohio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bible/religion and history from Anderson University and a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School. She is the author of An Unlikely Advent: Extraordinary People of the Christmas Story and Be Bold: Finding Your Fierce.

Matt Rawle is lead pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Louisiana State University and a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. He has authored numerous studies through Abingdon Press, including The Grace of Les Miserables and The Redemption of Scrooge.

“This workshop promises an immersive dive into the transformative effects of the digital revolution on church leadership and discipleship practices,” Billups said. “Expect to leave with more than just knowledge; expect a shift in perspective. We're not here to react to change; we're here to lead it. Embrace this opportunity to reimagine church, leadership, and your impactful role in the digital age.”