General Presbyter Ed Thompson will lead a Zoom study/discussion of the book Quietly Courageous by Gil Rendle at 7 p.m. on the Tuesdays in September – Sept. 7, 14, 21, and 28. For those who aren’t able to take advantage of those times, he’s offering a second opportunity to study/discuss the book at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in October (Oct. 12, 19, and 26) and November (Nov. 2). If you are interested please contact the office or Ed, and we will get the Zoom link to you.

Quietly Courageous provides a better understanding of where we are now and how we got here, and it begins to give a sense to how we can move forward. Written before the pandemic, which has disrupted so much of life and raised so many unexpected and unanswered questions about the future, the book gives a helpful perspective on many of the long terms cultural trends which are still at play. The book’s divided into four sections: Good Leadership is Not Enough; The Assumptions (Change, Resources, Fear, Organization, and Democracy, and How Leadership is Formed); The Temptations (Nostalgia, Empathy, and Tiredness); and Where Do We Start? We’ll plan to look at one section of the book each week, and go for about an hour each time.