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ONLINE EVENT: Stay Connected to Your Community During Changing Times (Twin Cities)
September 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDTFree
Pastors, the past few months have forced churches to try new ways of ministering—from a distance. Staying connected to the community around your church is more important than ever, but more challenging too. Join Joy Skjegstad, local consultant and author of “7 Creative Models for Community Ministry,” for some tips on caring for your community during the up’s and down’s of 2020.
There is an in-person, follow-up discussion to this event on September 23. Please register for one, or both events. We ask that if you attend the lunch you commit to attending the zoom or watching the recording prior to the gathering.
- Staying alert: Build habits of listening, observing and learning to stay up to date on needs, issues and what’s happening in the community
- Being strategic in how you engage: Weighing community needs against your church’s capacity and passions. Focusing your work for greatest impact
- Three types of community connections that help churches be more impactful (with examples):
- Ministry partnerships – a trusting relationship with one or two organizations for specific projects or ongoing support. Especially important in ministering with hard-to-reach vulnerable populations
- Neighborhood associations – cultivating relationships in a neighborhood for social connections, mutual aid, action projects, prayer, sharing life together
- Coalitions – a network of relationships for sharing info and community-wide projects – churches need to show up to have a seat at the table
- Ideas for specific partnerships and ministry connections in the Twin Cities