City Events

December 2019

Pastors and Ministry Leaders Christmas Lunch (Richmond)

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Real Life Center for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Excellence, 14702 Village Square Place
Midlothian, VA 23112 United States

Made To Flourish Richmond is hosting a special Christmas event to discuss what's happening in the Richmond, VA area through Faith/Work, Economic engagement, and to build greater networking collaboration.

All area Pastors and Leaders are invited to join together for free catered lunch and fellowship.

Topics that we will cover:

What are we learning (specifically from the last MTF events you attended)?
What are we applying in terms of Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom?
What are we / our churches struggling with in terms of FWE?
How can we help one another (prayer, processing, partnership, resources)?

Free
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Work of Faith, Labor of Love – Relationships and Thanksgiving (Hampton Roads)

December 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EST
Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory – Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608 United States

Starting November 1 the Pastors Dialogue On Racism, Poverty & Violence and the Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network will embark on a month long intentional activity of building relationships in the marketplace. Pastors and clergy will visit the workplaces of their congregants and their community neighbors. Non-Clergy members of both groups will visit their friends at their workplaces, homes and visit with someone they do not know within their respective work environments. This will intentionally seek people of different ethic groups, racial groups and denominations.

Our theme of reference will be, "The real work of the church is what is done between Sundays when the church is scattered all over the metropolitan area where it is located - in homes and schools, and offices, on construction jobs, and marketplaces."(How I Changed My Thinking about the Church, Richard C. Halverson).

On December 11, 2019 at 11:30am, everyone is invited to a free Holiday lunch to discuss their month long journey experiences. This annual holiday luncheon is being sponsored by Altmeyer Funeral Homes. In addition, each attendee is asked to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to THRIVE Peninsula for their food pantry and we are also requesting gloves, scarves or socks that will be donated to the elderly through Peninsula Agency on Aging.

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January 2020

The Next Conversation on Race and Culture (Cleveland)

Presenter: Dr. Leroy Barber
January 25, 2020 @ 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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Community Restoration and Civil Society (Denver)

Presenters: Anthony B. Bradley, Ph.D, James Whitford, John D. Wilsey, Ph.D.
January 29, 2020 @ 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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February 2020

Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 5, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am MST
Shiloh Community Church, 19021 N 32nd St
Phoenix, 85050 United States

Your physical place in your neighborhood matters and your property has the power to be a life-giving presence to all who encounter it, even those simply walking by on a weekday afternoon.

This session with Sara Joy Proppe will consider how our engagement with the built environment is a fundamental component of our calling to seek the welfare of the city.

This conversation is for anyone who is a steward of a place, including church properties, office buildings, or homes. This online workshop will include a short talk by Sara Joy Proppe and a brainstorming session about ways we can be creative placemakers in Phoenix.

Bio:

Sara Joy has a passion for cities, stories, and the Church. She loves to imagine how churches can be active and faithful participants in city planning and development in order to bring hope and redemption to the setting of our stories. She speaks and writes for a variety of audiences on this topic. She currently works full time as a Project Manager in commercial real estate development in Minneapolis, where she oversees mixed-use and historic rehab developments. She serves on the Executive Board for the Congress for New Urbanism - Members Christian Caucus. She is also the co-chair for the Urban Land Institute Minnesota's Young Leaders Executive Committee.

Sara Joy holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She loves to cook, garden, and bike around town. She shows her Texas roots with many aptly-placed y'alls in her conversations.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, there is a team of local organizers and supporters for Proximity Project. They work in industries such as affordable housing development, economic development, real estate brokerage, urban planning and academic research. Together they dream about how to change the Twin Cities through encouraging faithful presence and good design in their churches and neighborhoods.Sarah 

This workshop will be a virtual workshop through Zoom. The link and login instructions will be sent to anyone who registers.

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Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 5, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
New City Church, 1300 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

Your physical place in your neighborhood matters and your property has the power to be a life-giving presence to all who encounter it, even those simply walking by on a weekday afternoon.

This session with Sara Joy Proppe will consider how our engagement with the built environment is a fundamental component of our calling to seek the welfare of the city.

This conversation is for anyone who is a steward of a place, including church properties, office buildings, or homes. This online workshop will include a short talk by Sara Joy Proppe and a brainstorming session about ways we can be creative placemakers in Phoenix.

Bio:

Sara Joy has a passion for cities, stories, and the Church. She loves to imagine how churches can be active and faithful participants in city planning and development in order to bring hope and redemption to the setting of our stories. She speaks and writes for a variety of audiences on this topic. She currently works full time as a Project Manager in commercial real estate development in Minneapolis, where she oversees mixed-use and historic rehab developments. She serves on the Executive Board for the Congress for New Urbanism - Members Christian Caucus. She is also the co-chair for the Urban Land Institute Minnesota's Young Leaders Executive Committee.

Sara Joy holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She loves to cook, garden, and bike around town. She shows her Texas roots with many aptly-placed y'alls in her conversations.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, there is a team of local organizers and supporters for Proximity Project. They work in industries such as affordable housing development, economic development, real estate brokerage, urban planning and academic research. Together they dream about how to change the Twin Cities through encouraging faithful presence and good design in their churches and neighborhoods.Sarah 

This workshop will be a virtual workshop through Zoom. The link and login instructions will be sent to anyone who registers.

Free
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Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 6, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
Via Church, 740 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205 United States

Your physical place in your neighborhood matters and your property has the power to be a life-giving presence to all who encounter it, even those simply walking by on a weekday afternoon.

This session with Sara Joy Proppe will consider how our engagement with the built environment is a fundamental component of our calling to seek the welfare of the city.

This conversation is for anyone who is a steward of a place, including church properties, office buildings, or homes. This online workshop will include a short talk by Sara Joy Proppe and a brainstorming session about ways we can be creative placemakers in Phoenix.

Bio:

Sara Joy has a passion for cities, stories, and the Church. She loves to imagine how churches can be active and faithful participants in city planning and development in order to bring hope and redemption to the setting of our stories. She speaks and writes for a variety of audiences on this topic. She currently works full time as a Project Manager in commercial real estate development in Minneapolis, where she oversees mixed-use and historic rehab developments. She serves on the Executive Board for the Congress for New Urbanism - Members Christian Caucus. She is also the co-chair for the Urban Land Institute Minnesota's Young Leaders Executive Committee.

Sara Joy holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She loves to cook, garden, and bike around town. She shows her Texas roots with many aptly-placed y'alls in her conversations.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, there is a team of local organizers and supporters for Proximity Project. They work in industries such as affordable housing development, economic development, real estate brokerage, urban planning and academic research. Together they dream about how to change the Twin Cities through encouraging faithful presence and good design in their churches and neighborhoods.Sarah 

This workshop will be a virtual workshop through Zoom. The link and login instructions will be sent to anyone who registers.

Free
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March 2020

Exegeting the City (Phoenix)

March 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm MST
Redemption Church, 2150 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Pastors are often trained in how to study the Bible, but we rarely have
opportunities to learn how to study our city. Exegeting the City is a full-day class
that will help us understand the history, design, challenges, and assets of
Phoenix. We will turn the city into a classroom as we visit a variety of
neighborhoods, buildings, museums, and organizations in our city.
This class will provide pastors with the opportunity to interact with city leaders,
business leaders, educators, historians, and others who can help us understand
Phoenix and the role of the church can play in contributing to the flourishing of
this place. This class will expose the pastors to the basic tools of exegeting a
city, neighborhood, or community. This immersion experience will seek to expose
the theological truth that we are our “brother’s keeper” and that “we reap what we
sow” for good and ill.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify individual leaders, ministries, churches, and businesses, city leaders
who are doing substantial Kingdom work in the Valley and learn how we can be
shaped and partner with them.
2. Observe multiple theological perspectives and develop an appreciation for
how the whole church can provide theological perspectives that are like a
symphony making beautiful sounds to the Lord in benefit to our city.
3. Observe multiple contextual ministry philosophies with the purpose of learning
best practices and emerging trends.
4. Form new relationships with city leaders in the marketplace, the church, the
civic center, and among the poor.
5. Develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the city of Phoenix.
6. Identify various barriers and challenges the church of Phoenix faces in
addressing the needs of the city. Develop strategic partnerships and plans to
address them.

Free
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