A3D 2021 CONFERENCE - Online
formerly Archdeacons and Deacon Directors' Conference
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PIVOT FROM PANIC: DEACONS FOR A POST-PANDEMIC CHURCH
Thursday evening, March 4 - Saturday evening, March 6, 2021
A newly designed A3D Conference, all online and affordable at $65.00!
For all those interested in deacon formation, supervision and pastoral care.
Each diocese envisions the diaconate in a contextually customized way. When the context is in chaos, how do deacon leaders equip our deacons to serve for such a time as this? Join us for an online weekend among your peers in deacon formation and supervision.
Thursday: Keynote and Conversation
The three-day event begins on Thursday, March 4, with An Evening of Reflection and Conversation on the keynote insights of The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Archbishop Nicholls’ video keynote will be followed by facilitated conversation in Zoom break-out groups.
Note: In a new twist, AED is offering, in a separate registration called An Evening of Reflection, the video keynote and Thursday Zoom breakouts to a broadened audience. All deacons and their supporters may attend the one-evening event for $15.00 per attendee. Information and registration for the Thursday event is available here. Encourage your deacons to register. To maintain the collegiality of the A3D experience and foster reflection on formation, the Zoom breakout Rooms for Full A3D registrants will divided from the Thursday-only registrant list. The Thursday event is included in your Full A3D Registration.
Bishop Nicholls’ video keynote on Thursday evening will be complemented on Friday with a presentation by Larry Peers, former Senior Alban Institute consultant and experienced online seminar leader. His theme will be How Can We Lead from an Emerging Future?
Larry is a widely recognized expert in adaptive church. In his presentation, he will engage us in perspectives and practices that allow us to move from “downloading from the past” towards enacting a future that wants to emerge. Larry will draw upon his extensive experience in working with religious leaders and faith-based organizations on the processes of leading through change and aligning Spirit with strategy. Facilitated conversations about engaging in this essential work will follow. Opportunity to reflect in community could address:
Saturday Open Space
Ample time for our valuable Open Space discussions, where you pick the topic to address, will be included. List your topic suggestions in your registration, and for any topic drawing more than one participant, a Zoom Break-out Room will be provided.
Saturday Special Offerings
As we have offered in the recent past, Open Space time will include workshops on matters of interest. This year, we hope to include workshops on:
Review the draft A3D Agenda for more details.
A3D Time Zones & Starting Times
This event is designed to reach across the North American time zones.
Starting times on Thursday are:
Starting times on Friday and Saturday are:
Need help with Zoom? Review this handy cheat sheet.