Leading Beyond the Blizzard

These gatherings, brought to you by the School for Formation, and hosted by Bishop Loya, are held weekly on Tuesdays at 2pm gathering for clergy and lay faith community leaders. All are invited! This is our time to stay in relationship with one another, and learn and grow together. Our conversations will focus on the 4 priorities that Bishop Loya outlined in his inaugural Bishop’s Address on Saturday of ECMN Convention 2020 (you can watch the video here).

Topics in March 2021

March 2: Justice: The Church’s role in responding to white supremacist radicalization, with the Rev. Melanie Mullen

March 9: Vitality: The Rev. Teresa Houser, Deacon at Trinity Cathedral in Omaha, will share the story of how Magdalene Omaha came to be.

March 16: Discipleship: For this month’s Bishop’s Book Club, Bishop Loya will tell about how John Irving’s classic novel A Prayer for Owen Meany impacted his own journey of faith.

March 23: Innovation: How can the church foster mental health and resilience? Join Stephanie Spencer for a conversation about the enneagram and self-care.


Upcoming Bishop’s Book Club titles:

  • March 16: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • April 20: Being Disciples by Rowan Williams
  • May 18: The Innovative Church: How Leaders and Their Congregations Can Adapt in an Ever-Changing World by Scott Cormode

Recordings from Previous Meetings

These gathering are recorded. You can find a link to all the previous meetings by clicking the link below.