An Introduction to Our Racialized Economy: What MN Pastors Need to Know for the Flourishing of Their Congregations and Communities
Pastors, join the Twin Cities Made to Flourish network on Zoom as we hear from Dr. Luke Bobo on the racialized economy. Luke will share how we got here; share present-day evidence of a racialized economy; and end with a path forward for pastors and their churches.
In light of Andy Crouch's metaphor of blizzard and ice age, Amy Sherman will speak to the role of the Church in “Innovations for the Ice Age: Practical Ways to Pivot from Generous Relief to Holistic Sustainable Community Ministries.”
We will have an interactive discussion on "Seeking the Common Good Through Networks and Development" with special guests Chris Robertson (Made To Flourish - Director of City Networks) and Roni Gonzalez Leahy (Made To Flourish - Regional Development Representative for the southern region). This conversation is being presented during a time when opportunities are needed for assisting in the empowerment and flourishing of our churches and communities through networks and development.
We believe that in this season, it is as important as ever to focus on equipping leaders with language and Biblical understanding from known experts in the area of race and the church. How can pastors better equip their churches to use their vocation to be representatives of Jesus when it comes it issues of racial justice?
Many pastors struggle to maintain healthy practices of work and rest. And that was true before a pandemic that forced us to reinvent most of our ministry! Join us to learn from Neal Salzman of The Rest Initiative about how we can use this time of disruption to establish more sustainable practices of work and rest!
Since we have been moved to a virtual space for so long, our team would love to have a real lunch with you, like old times. RSVP by August 13th for our August third Thursday pastors' lunch, and we'll have lunch delivered to your door so we can break bread together over Zoom. (Zoom link will be provided upon registration.) We will use this space to catch up with each other and process through where our churches are at in navigating the pandemic.
Made to Flourish invites you to join Justin Giboney - AND Campaign president, Scott Sauls - pastor of Christ Presbyterian (Nashville), and ministry leaders from around the country for a hopeful conversation about Christian political engagement.
Dr. Jim Wilder is a Clinical Psychologist, Neurotheologian, author, and international speaker who develops ways to apply brain science and Christian practices that help all those who encounter the church to be drawn to and transformed into the character of Christ. His book, Rare Leadership, is a new paradigm focused on growing emotionally mature leaders who increase trust and the bottom line while keeping relationships bigger than problems.