The Indivisible Church

Are you a pastor who, like many others, feels underprepared to handle sociopolitical division in your church? In The Indivisible Church: How to address divisive issues and strengthen your congregation, gain the confidence and tools to preach through conflict and make decisions that honor God, neighbor, and Scripture.

Takes approximately 7 hours to complete.

$25.00

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Topics:

Church and Ministry Leadership

Course Description

According to Barna Group research, 40% of pastors feel unprepared to handle conflict*, and 38% cited current political divisions as a reason they’ve considered leaving full-time ministry**. Our course, The Indivisible Church: How to Address Divisive Issues and Strengthen Your Congregation, equips you with practical skills like biblical interpretation and kingdom-focused conflict resolution to pursue shalom in your church through your preaching and pastoral care. Led by pastor and scholar Rev. Meg Jenista Kuykendall, and Dr. Guillermo Puppo, pastor and author of The Shalom-making Church, they offer real-life examples of churches navigating some of today’s most challenging sociopolitical issues. Learn how your views of sin, salvation, and kingdom citizenship are at the root of shalom-making—embodying a holistic vision of justice, righteousness, harmony, and completeness for your church body. Gain the confidence and tools to preach through conflict and make decisions that honor God, neighbor, and Scripture.

 

*Excerpt: What Pastors Wish They’d Been Prepared ForBarna Group. (2023, July 24).

**Pastors Share Top Reasons They’ve Considered Quitting Ministry in the Past YearBarna Group. (2023, August 16).

Meet Your Instructors

Meg Jenista Kuykendall

Rev. Meg Jenista Kuykendall lives in Washington, DC, and is an ordained minister in the Reformed tradition. She earned her MDiv at Calvin Theological Seminary (2008) and her ThM, also at CTS (2019). She spent 15 years pastoring churches in Kalamazoo, MI, and Washington, DC. Currently, Meg is studying for her PhD in public theology at Fuller Theological Seminary with a particular focus on the intersection of political discipleship and pulpit ministry. She balances out her PhD research by reading Sandra Boynton and Mo Willems books with her one-year-old son, cooking with her husband, and enjoying the great city of Washington, DC.

Guillermo Puppo

Dr. Guillermo Puppo is the founder pastor of Ciudad de Dios Foursquare Church (City of God), in Denver, CO. He has a PhD in organizational leadership from Regent University and a Master of Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a scholar and an author. He serves as an adjunct professor at Manna University and as a Senior Instructional Designer & Strategic Coach for Fuller Seminary’s Leadership Formation Platform: Equip. Guillermo is passionate about biblical social justice, worship, community service, and youth leadership development.

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