Learning Environments

January 2020

MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast (Seattle)

Presenter: Dr. Kelle Brown
January 20 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am PST
Seattle Sheraton Hotel, 1400 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Join Made to Flourish at the 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on 1/20/20.   The breakfast is from 7:00 am - 8:30 am at the Seattle Sheraton.  

Gather with the greater Seattle community to pray, promote justice and reconciliation, and honor the work of Martin Luther King Jr.  The keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown, a pastor at The Plymouth Church.  

Plymouth Congregational Church is a historic congregation located in downtown Seattle. It's known for its history of social justice advocacy, music and creation of programs serving the homeless, such as Plymouth Healing Communities and Plymouth Housing Group.

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MLK Jr. Day of Service 2020 – Honoring The Work of Our Teachers and Students (Hampton, VA)

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
HarborPointe Community Church, 351 E. Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23663 United States

Join us at the "MLK, Jr. Day of Service 2020 Brunch Program and school supplies drive honoring the work of our teachers and students in two Title I schools in Hampton, Virginia. There will be a MLK, Jr. Program with the students as they talk about the meaning of "A Day of Service" in the context about the "Value of Work and Service as a Student" also other presentations from the community. There will be a mix and mingle brunch after the program. This project is being sponsored by the HarborPointe Community Church, Open Door Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church, Phoebus United Methodist Church, Roberts Antiques, Coalition of Concerned Clergy, Peninsula Baptist Association and Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network.

So often, in our schools, teachers and other staff have to purchase with their own funds needed supplies to teach our children and to make sure students have the necessary items for learning. We want to relieve this unfair burden from our teachers and staff by collecting and donating supplies to the respective schools. Items maybe donated until the day of the program on January 20, 2020. For a list of the requested school supplies for the two schools...Robert R. Morton Early Childhood Center and Jane H. Bryan Elementary School and to register for the program go to the following link: https://www.allforgood.org/projects/xJYv4NkD

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MLK Jr. Day of Service 2020 – Honoring The Work of Our Teachers and Students (Newport News, VA)

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST
Zion Baptist Church, 633 20th Street
Newport News, VA 23607 United States

Join the faith community, business community and the Southeast Newport News Community at this "MLK, Jr. Day of Service 2020 Brunch Program and School Supplies Drive" honoring the work of our teachers and students in two Title I schools in Newport News, Virginia. There will be a MLK, Jr. Program with the students as they talk about the meaning of "A Day of Service" in the context about the "Value of Work and Service as a Student" also other presentations from the community. There will be a mix and mingle brunch after the program. This project is being sponsored by the Coalition of Concerned Clergy, Peninsula Baptist Association, Zion Baptist Church, Parkview Baptist Church, NNPS Family & Community Engagement Specialists and the Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network.

So often, in our schools, teachers and other staff have to purchase with their own funds needed supplies to teach our children and to make sure students have the necessary items for learning. We want to relieve this unfair burden from our teachers and staff by collecting and donating supplies to the respective schools. Items maybe donated until the day of the program on January 20, 2020. For a list of the requested school supplies for the two Title I Schools in the southeast section of the City of Newport News, Newsome Park Elementary School and An Achievable Dream Academy and to register for this event use the following link: https://www.allforgood.org/projects/78eboAJp

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The Next Conversation on Race and Culture (Cleveland)

Presenter: Dr. Leroy Barber
January 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
The Well Community Development Corporation, 647 E. Market Street
Akron, OH 44304 United States

Many of us have already heard the data on white privilege and systems of advantage based on race -- so now what? This workshop is a challenge for those who are ready to take the next steps (or first steps) toward authentic equity and inclusion in the places we live, work, and play.

In partnership with Malone University, who is sponsoring social work CEUs, upon request. Contact Annie St. John (astjohn@malone.edu) to RSVP for Social Work CEUs.

Facilitated by Dr. Leroy Barber -- Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Voices Project, Director of Innovation for the UMC. 25 years of experience healing racism, addressing poverty, homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, and living what Dr. King called "the beloved community."

Please email cleveland@madetoflourish.org for more information.  Registration begins in December. 

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Sustainability Workshops (Hampton Roads)

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm EST
Y. H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States

The City of Hampton's Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities is partnering with Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network, Nikki Curry Media and Black Brand to host two sustainability workshops to assist churches and small community organizations with grant writing and furthering their mission through Branding, Partnerships and Collaboration.

Some of the topics being discussed in the Branding Workshop will center around Building Value In Your Business With A Simple, Effective Brand Strategy. The Partnership and Collaboration Workshop presentations will center on how to Increase Your Productivity and Effectiveness Through Partnership/Collaboration.

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Marketplace Talks (1 of 9 – Hampton Roads)

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Sentara CarePlex Hospital Complex – Conference Rooms, 3000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States

“MARKETPLACE TALKS”…In order to build a sustainable transactional marketplace there must exist a community. Thus, we need to have participants feel comfortable that there is a commonality of values and identity regardless of their occupations, business or daily work (whether compensated or not compensated). This will insure that everyone will have something to offer in the marketplace.

We invite you to join us for a series of nine Marketplace Talks. Marketplace Talks is a conversation series that takes place over a meal. It allows people to discuss current events that are impacting our local, national and international communities. Topics in the series include issues related to privilege, violence and mental health in our society. Participants will discuss these topics and learn how they can connect to available resources. The goal of the conversations is to promote the flourishing and sustainability of our churches and communities.

This Marketplace Talk will be held on Monday, January 28, 2020 in the Conference Room of Sentara Careplex Hospital, located at 3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton Virginia. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm. We will begin the series with “Mental Health: What’s Behind the Rise of Youth Suicides.” The conversation will include individuals who have been impacted, advocates and experts who will share their experiences and expertise.

The program series was created in partnership with the Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network, City of Hampton Unity Commission and the City of Hampton Youth & Young Adult Opportunities.

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How Pastors can lead Churches Toward Flourishing Communities Through Commissioning, Creativity, and Collaboration (Twin Cities)


Presenter: Charlie Self
January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
Anderson Chapel, North Central University, 910 Elliot Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States

Dr. Charlie Self will lead this 90 min interactive lunch and learn, giving principles and practices that when applied can empower the church to community transformation.

Dr. Charlie Self serves as director of learning communities at Made to Flourish. Self has been active serving NCU, recently as the Moen Chair for Pentecostal Preaching. An ordained Assemblies of God minister, he has served as an associate, interim, and senior pastor for congregations in California, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. Self is presently professor of Church History at he Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Self is the author the recent work "Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship” and is a frequent contributor to many journals and websites. He and his wife Kathleen are celebrating 40 years of marriage in 2020 and have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Jan 28th, Noon - 1:30 PM at Anderson Chapel at North Central University.  Catered Lunch provided.  Parking passes are provided after registration.

Pastors are invited to come early to join the North Central Chapel services from 10:50-11:40 AM.

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Big Event: Faith and Work Unleashed – Getting Practical (Twin Cities)

Presenters: Charlie Self, Bill Bojan, Kurt W
January 28 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Hope Community Church – East Building, 704 11th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States

Welcome to Faith and Work Unleashed!

In order to see transformation in our communities and in our world, churches, marketplace professionals and students must begin to think about work and faith in strategic new ways. 

The interconnection of the two is a Biblical idea that holds the key to powerful and innovative expressions of the Kingdom of God at work in our world. Join us on Tuesday, January 28th at Hope Community Church in Minneapolis, MN.

Event Schedule and Details:

5:45pm: Doors open for fellowship and appetizers
6:10pm: Event begins
6:15pm: Vision for Faith and Work in the Twin Cities
6:25pm: Keynote presentations
Bill Bojan: Being a Polished Arrow in the Lord's Quiver as a Business Professional
Kurt W: The Power of Unleashing the Gospel in the Global Marketplace and How to Use Your Skills to Contribute 
Dr. Charlie Self: Wisdom for our Work: Character, Charisms, and Community
7:15pm: Q&A Panel
7:45pm: Closing prayer following by directed networking time

Dr. Charlie Self : Dr. Self serves as director of learning communities at Made to Flourish bringing leadership resourcing to pastors and churches. He is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He has served as an associate and senior pastor in several congregations in California, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. and has served as an interim pastor five times. 

He currently serves as professor of church history at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, where he teaches courses in apologetics, church history, mission history, leadership development, and discipleship.

Dr. Self is co-developer of Discipleship Dynamics, a new research-based tool for churches and individuals to assess the effectiveness of their discipleship programs.

He is the author of three books: The Divine Dance, The Power of Faithful Focus, and his most recent work with The Acton Institute, Flourishing Churches and Communities: A Pentecostal Primer on Faith, Work and Economics for Spirit-Empowered Discipleship.

Bill Bojan: Bill is the Founder and CEO of Integrated Governance Solutions, with a distinguished 25-year career in the governance fields of board operations, risk management, risk-based internal auditing, ethics and social responsibility.

Having also served as a Fortune 20 Chief Risk Officer, Bill leveraged his expertise to found IGS and build the frameworks and methodology behind the Solomon365 solutions. Considered a national expert in the areas of implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) systems and risk-based internal audit programs, he continues to strengthen the Solomon365 solutions as well as oversee both IGS and Solomon365’s ongoing mission and strategy.

Bill first started to prove that establishing Integrative Governance can have tangible benefits in 2008. As a new board member at a well-known but financially challenged non-profit, he inspired a governance, leadership and cultural turnaround. Bill was recognized five years after his approach helped transform their near extinction into becoming a $30M healthy and growing organization serving five times the number of clients.

Kurt W: Kurt has 28 years of Business for Transformation (B4T) experience in former communist/communist/Muslim/Buddhist Central and Southeast Asia in food production, business consulting, medical projects, food safety, starting and developing English centers, advising governments on policy, remediation of environmental toxins. He holds MBA, Masters in Theological Studies, Certificate from Institute of Biblical Counseling and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Kurt is trained as a Naval Flight Officer, Navy Diver, Military Parachutist, Operator for Oceanographic Systems and Radio Communications.

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Community Restoration and Civil Society (Denver)

Presenters: Anthony B. Bradley, Ph.D, James Whitford, John D. Wilsey, Ph.D.
January 29 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm MST
The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St
Denver, CO 80205 United States

Many of our nation’s cities possess the same challenges: racial division, chronic homelessness, and social isolation. For most of our history, churches, businesses, clubs, and voluntary organizations have been the most effective in addressing our nation’s major ills. This still holds true today.

Join us for a time where we will examine thoughtful and innovative models meant to heal our fraught racial history, help those experiencing homelessness, and patch our fraying social fabric. It is through the institutions of civil society that we will see our communities truly restored.

Registration Deadline: January 20, 2020 - Hurry, seats are limited!

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Life on Life Missional Discipleship in the Local Church with Randy Pope (Orlando)

Presenter: Randy Pope
January 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, 1601 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo, FL 32765 United States

Life on Life Missional Discipleship will help ignite a movement of discipleship in the church where you lead and serve. Randy Pope is the founder of Life on Life Ministries, the lead teaching pastor of Perimeter Church, and author of Insourcing: Brining Discipleship Back to the Local Church.  This event is FREE and includes lunch, but registration is required. The last day to register is January 15, 2020. This event is sponsored by The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida and Made to Flourish.

To register or if have any questions please contact Ellen Ceely: eceely@cfdiocese.org

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