We are excited to announce that consultant Dr. Robert Lupton, author of “Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It),” has agreed to work directly with a group of up to 22 Kern Pastors from Sept. 2013 – May 2014. This Compassion Group will meet five times using the Foundation’s video conferencing vendor, BlueJeans. No special software or technical expertise is required; joining the meeting is as simple as clicking on a link emailed to you in advance. Pastors can participate in the calls from anywhere using any Internet-capable device with a camera (desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone).
Some Kern Pastors will be invited to make presentations to the group. In these presentations, pastors will be asked to share what they are learning, pose questions to explore, and/or present a case study to promote group learning. Pastors will have up to 30 minutes of private consulting time with Lupton when refining their presentations.