Church and Community Transformation
“Like all organizations, you have fallen into certain patterns of operation, some good and some not… you have two choices: to continue to do what you always have done or to reorganize…” Michael Gecan, Professional Community Organizer of the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation
If Michael Gecan’s statement resonated with you then, you are invited to one of three basic trainings - Church and Community Transformation - offered by Dr. Angela Cowser, Associate Dean of Black Church Studies and DMin programs at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, and the “Thriving Congregations” Cohort members.
In this two day training, you will be introduced to some basics of church and community transformation, to begin to discern the role of the congregation or charge that you are part of in this work, and to learn how this is part of what God calls us to when we pray “Thy kingdom come.”
It is highly recommended that participants come in teams that have both clergy and lay. Lay members should be leaders within the church- not limited to ‘official’ leaders but those dedicated and faithful leaders who believe in the power of the church and who will be listened to in the broader congregation. Cost is just $15 at person!
Register you and your team for one of the following workshops. The workshops are hosted in three district but people from all districts are welcome and encouraged to attend:
Sept 23-24 at Wedgewood UMC (Akron, OH) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/395914580167
Oct 14-15 at Union Ave UMC (Alliance, OH) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/395921079607
Nov 11-12 at Church Hill UMC (Youngstown, OH) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/church-and-community-transformation-tickets-395926275147