Research conducted during the last year shows the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted faith communities in both expected and unexpected ways. Faith communities are changing, but in what ways and for how long? This webinar will explore what’s happening and look at emerging trends that may define the future of faith communities. Topics addressed in the webinar will include:

  • Financial giving
  • Congregational thriving and vitality
  • Relationships inside and outside the congregation
  • Congregations and community engagement
  • Attendance and participation IRL (in real life)
  • New metrics for measuring thriving


Dr. Chris Gambill has been with the Center for Congregational Health since its beginning in 1992 and currently directs the Center’s work. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Capella University (Ph.D.). Chris is also an ordained Baptist minister and has served previously as a pastor, interim pastor and as a campus minister at UNC-Charlotte, NC State University, and Appalachian State University. He and his wife Joy also served as student workers in Taiwan, Republic of China. He has extensive experience helping individuals and groups in managing interpersonal and intergroup conflict; developing capacity and skill in utilizing emotional intelligence; creating participative processes for strategic planning; facilitating staff team development; improving job performance; developing effective communication and dialogue processes; and providing individual and team leadership coaching.


There is limited seating so register now while spaces are still available