New Places for New People and Vibrant Ministry with the Poor:
Haywood Street Congregation
in Asheville, North Carolina.
At Haywood Street, people carrying all their worldly possessions in ragged backpacks worship and eat alongside privileged professionals, stay-at-home moms, students and the working poor-a diversity of race, ethnicity, age and class that is not typical of United Methodist Churches.
To learn more about this church, watch this video.
is the central metaphor at Haywood Street. At the altar table or dinner table, in the meeting room or around the picnic table, this strikingly diverse congregation is thriving in part because of its emphasis on
authentic relationship and mutual service
available during this training:
is for individuals who have not previously attended worship or lunch at Haywood Street Congregation. It begins with Sunday dinner at the Downtown Welcome Table and includes informational and experiential sessions on Monday and Tuesday.
is intended for individuals in the local or regional area who have visited before and are interested in attending the Monday and Tuesday sessions to learn more about the organization and structure of the ministry.
A group discount is offered for either track when a team of three people from a single organization register.
This intimate and hands-on training offers an opportunity to experience the transformational ministry and worship that occurs within an organizational structure that provides order and yet allows room for the Spirit to move.