Learn best practices and models
from churches that moved from charity to building relationships.
May 10-12, 2017
Detroit, Michigan
Join us at Cass Community Social Services , the affiliated mission arm of Cass Community United Methodist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Cass is dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs in ministry with the surrounding community,
Cass serves 1,000,000 meals a year, houses 325 people each night, hosts two free health clinics, runs a day program for 135 developmentally disabled adults, provides employment for 85 difficult to employ individuals, and is building a neighborhood of "Tiny Homes" that will offer home ownership and housing security to many formerly homeless and other low-income members of the community.

Participants of this workshop will witness and experience first-hand these transformational ministries with those living in this distressed yet gentrifying community, including Cass' exciting new Tiny Homes initiative. Other training highlights include:
  • The relationship between this urban church and its nonprofit mission arm;
  • Successful fundraising/revenue generation beyond the collection plate;
  • The church's response to gentrification.
To learn more about the ministry of this church, watch this video.
For more information about this church, click here

Detailed information and registration click here .

Lodging is available at Holiday Inn Express, 1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit.
To apply for a scholarship, click here

May 24-26, 2017
Asheville, North Carolina

Experience the Haywood Street Congregation in
Asheville, North Carolina. Haywood Street is a church in downtown Ashville, NC, where all people, without exception, are welcomed and affirmed of their sacred worth.

Haywood Street Congregation strives to follow the example of Christ who sought relationship with individuals that others dimissed as not worthy of redemption. Haywood Street Congregation embraces diversity in the community and world, including diversity of race, ethnicity, secual orientation, gender identity, age, faith history, ability and disability, housed and yet-to-be housed, economic status, marital status and family configurations. Love each Child of God is the foundation of Haywood Street Congregation.

To learn more about the ministry of this congregation, watch this video.

For more information about this congregation click here.

For detailed information and registration click here.

is available for workshop participants at Brooks-Howell Home and must be booked separately. To make a reservation, call 828-253-6712 (7 am - 9 pm)

To apply for a scholarship, click here .
For more information, contact
Nora Colmenares