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Baylor Connections - Dustin Benac

Truett Theological Seminary - faculty, staff, portraits, headshots - Dustin Benac - 08/11/2022
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Truett Theological Seminary - faculty, staff, portraits, headshots - Dustin Benac - 08/11/2022

Baylor’s Program for the Future Church is housed within the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The program exists to convene professors and church and community leaders to listen, imagine, and pilot solutions for emerging changes facing the Church, with resources to connect stakeholders virtually and in-person.

In this Baylor Connections, Dustin Benac, Program director and co-founder and author of the book Adaptive Church, takes listeners inside the challenges and opportunities for local churches to serve both the current and future Church together.

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