Webinar: Resisting Abuses of Power in the Church: Forming Churches of Tov

7:00 PM (CT)


Tragically, in recent years, Christians have gotten used to revelations of abuses of many kinds in our most respected churches—from Willow Creek to Harvest, from Southern Baptist pastors to Sovereign Grace churches.

Abuses occur most frequently when Christians neglect to create a culture that resists abuse and promotes healing, safety, and spiritual growth.

Join respected author and theologian Scot McKnight and former Willow Creek member Laura Barringer, authors of the new book A Church Called Tov, as well as pastor Keri Ladouceur.

Hosted by Tara Beth Leach, this webinar will help us get from where we are today to where we ought to be as the body of Christ.




Dr. Scot McKnight

Dr. Scot McKnight, professor at Northern Seminary, is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor and equipper of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading Christian blog.




Laura Berringer 

Laura Barringer is a teacher of first and second grade students. She is co-author of Sharing God’s Love: The Jesus Creed for Children and wrote a teacher lesson and activity guide to accompany the book. Laura is a graduate of Wheaton College and currently resides in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Mark, and three beagles.




Keri Ladouceur

Keri Ladouceur has built several ministries over the last 14 years including two of Outreach Magazine’s fastest growing churches in America. She also invested a decade in senior leadership at Willow Creek Community Church, most recently building their leadership pipeline after launching over ninety missional communities. She is currently serving as a pastor at Community Christian Church in Naperville, IL and the founder of New Ground Network.



Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach is a pastor who has served in churches in New York, Chicagoland, and most recently as the senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena in Southern California (“PazNaz”). She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (BA, youth ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (MDiv).





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