Shepherding the Scattered, Scandalized, and Scared

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Riverside Community Church (2925 Devine St.)
Speaker: James Walden, Riverside Community Church, Columbia, SC


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About this event:

Pastoring thorough a pandemic wasn’t an elective in seminary. There’s no denominational manual on how to do this.  Abhorring a vacuum, a glut of recent articlesblogspod anvodcastswebinars and even books on how to lead through the COVID-19 crisis have filled our inboxes.  And perhaps we’ve invested many hours listening, learning and considering such resources.  Many of us have consulted experts – medical and managerial – and “compared notes” with other churches within our networks. But truth be told, we are tired, overwhelmed and remain not-a-little disoriented. Questions persist.

How do we shepherd our scattered flock?

And how do we do this when we ourselves desperately need shepherding through the valley?

Join us Thursday, September 24th for Carolina Greenhouse’s first offering this fall to discuss these important questions. We will meet from 11:30a to 1:00p at Riverside Community Church to share our experiences, as well as discuss biblical principles on pastoring, and exploring how Jesus may be shepherding us and our flocks through this trying time. Through our disorientation, we believe God is bringing us to a new orientation as sheep and as pastors. Lunch (Chick-fil-A) will be provided for every registrant. We will meet in the main sanctuary of the church, socially distanced in our seating. Masks are required, and will be provided if needed.

We hope to see you there!



About James Walden,

James Walden graduated with a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL in 2001. After many years of faithful ministry at Creekside Community Church in Gainesville, FL, God opened a door to plant a church in partnership with EFCA churches in Columbia, SC.  Riverside Community Church was planted and held their first public services in the fall of 2009.  James serves as the area coordinator for Acts 29 South Carolina and leads the Carolina Greenhouse.  He is married to Stacy and has three boys, Luke, Wil, and Timothy.