As a natural outgrowth of the Beloved Community visioning process and the Area Ministry initiative — and in creative dialogue with the church vitality efforts of the diocesan Executive Council — Bishop Marc called upon leading ministry innovators to share their skills with the Diocese of California, and to make their expertise available in a flexible online format. The monthly be::community webinars are open to all (with preference given to ministry teams) and feature live conversations with Bishop Marc. The course video content is available to anyone, at any time —
The be::community webinars offer an opportunity for congregational leaders to grow in skill and commitment to excellence in ministry through a multi-year collaborative learning process. The evening one-hour online gatherings provide an opportunity for participants — in small groups or alone, in churches or at home — to connect with each other and Bishop Marc through prayer, study, and reflection on ministry.