Duke Divinity School will sponsor a free webinar with the Rev. Dr. Audrey B. Warren and United Methodist Church Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr. offering guidance and inspiration on how the pandemic might be used to reimagine church space.
The two will build upon the work presented in their 2020 book Fresh Expressions of People Over Property during the event titled "People Over Property: Reimagining Church Space in a Pandemic." The webinar will be an opportunity to dream and imagine the possibilities when people return to their church facilities after the pandemic.
Warren is an ordained Elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Miami. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Southern College, where she majored in Religion, a Masters of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, and a Doctorate of Ministry focusing on Children and Spirituality from Wesley Theological Seminary. A Florida native, Warren and her husband Jose Luis are active members of their very diverse downtown community in Miami.
Carter, resident bishop of the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, is also serving as the Bishop in Residence at Duke Divinity teaching on a limited basis as a consulting faculty member. He is the immediate past-president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church and was one of three moderators of the Commission on A Way Forward, the commission authorized by the General Conference in matters of unity and human sexuality. Carter is author of ten books including Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church co-athored with Warren (Abingdon Press, 2017) and Embracing The Wideness: The Shared Convictions of United Methodists (Abingdon Press, 2018).
Registration is required.