25 Apr 2024
25 Apr 2024

Collaborative Research and Learning from Theology to Practice

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Collaboration is emerging as an organizing practice in ministry and theological education. While theological education is collaborative by design, the complexities of communities of faith require integrating theories, methods, and disciplines to give an account of the realities and possibilities of life together.

Join Dustin D. Benac and Juli Kalbaugh from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary’s Program for the Future Church for a two-part webinar about collaborative research and learning. This series will introduce a novel methodological structure that guides the Program for the Future Church’s work, “Bending the Light,” and provide avenues for conversation among participants about the theologies and practices that can guide collaborative approaches to research and education. In this first installment, participants will leave with a theological framework to guide collaborative partnerships, practices, and programming.

Supported by a Pathways for Tomorrow Phase 2 grant (Lilly Endowment Inc.) and presented to all ATS member schools by the ATS Pathways Coordination Program, this webinar will be recorded for distribution among registrants. The second installment in the series will take place in fall 2024.




Dustin D. Benac

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Dustin D. Benac

Dustin D. Benac is an educator, practical theologian, and organizational strategist. He teaches at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University as the director and cofounder of the Program for the Future Church. He is the author of Adaptive Church: Collaboration and Community in a Changing World and coeditor of Crisis and Care: Meditations on Faith and Philanthropy. As a speaker, teacher, and fundraiser, he has worked with congregations and researchers across North America and around the world, including the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Netherlands. Benac earned his ThD from Duke University Divinity School.

Juli Kalbaugh

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Juli Kalbaugh

Juli Kalbaugh serves as the project manager for the Program for the Future Church at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University Prior to her current role, she was a project manager for an NIH (R01) grant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a creative strategist, community cultivator, and breast cancer survivor, she strives to convene and facilitate welcoming spaces that foster connection and belonging. She earned her BSB from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and her MDiv from Duke University Divinity School.


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Date & Time
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 , 1:00 p.m. ET
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 , 2:00 p.m. ET


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