City Events

January 2020

Deeper Joy for All: Future of Faith & Work (Kansas City)

Presenter: Charlie Self
January 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CST
Christ Community – Downtown Campus, 1708 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Join us for a free lunch as we learn, share, pray and plan for 2020.

Dr. Charlie Self will speak to several positive and challenging trends that will mark the new decade impacting all classes and cultures, new assets, sustained flourishing, and every member on mission, among others...

We will also spend time sharing what God is doing in our lives, praying for each other, and pointing to events to happen here in KC 2020.

Free
Find out more »
Event Categories:

February 2020

Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 5 @ 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.

Free
Find out more »
Event Categories:

Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 5 @ 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
Find out more »
Event Categories:

February Lunch & Learn: City-Wide Kingdom Collaboration (Boston)

Presenter: Jua Robinson
February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Join us as we connect over lunch and discuss Kingdom collaboration across Boston. Jua Robinson of the Boston Collaborative will be guiding our discussion.

Free
Find out more »
Event Categories:

Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 6 @ 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
Find out more »
Event Categories:

Are Women Respected In The Workplace (Hampton Roads Part 1 of 2 – Women In The Workplace: The Church)

February 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
St Georges Episcopal Church, 15446 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA 23608 United States

Whenever we talk about women and work, people get a little nervous. Given the choice, many women would choose both family and career, not because they think they can “have it all,” but because they are created in God’s image. Part of reflecting God means working for the good of the world — and the world includes children, homes, workplaces, churches, neighborhoods, and any place you find yourself. The questions about women and work owe more to the constraints of the economic and workplace situations in our society.
We live and work within a broken system and marketplace that is built on ideas that do not often prove fruitful for working women. Because of this, many women choose one vocation over the other. The home/marketplace divide is one aspect that contributes to the “mommy wars,” and because we are so entrenched in this cultural divide we fight against the wrong things. The angst we feel is not because one woman is doing better work than another woman, but because the system is not designed to serve us.” (From home to the office: How work has changed for women by Courtney Reissig)
Join us over lunch as we start a two part series on “Women In The Workplace”. There will be a panel of female pastors and clergy discussing their role in the Church and the work of women in the Church. We will also look at how we can support and value their work and contributions as we hold discussions around the table.

Free
Find out more »
Event Categories:

Flourishing Communities Workshop (Boston)

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
First Baptist Church of Boston, 110 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Join us for a workshop centered around the topic of flourishing communities.

Free
Find out more »
Event Categories:

Build An Integrated Church: Generosity, Economics, and Faith (Twin Cities)

Presenters: Brooke Hempell, Tom Nelson
February 20 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm CST
FIVE Event Center, 2917 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408, MN 55408 United States

Teaching and Insights paired with Discussion and Hands-on Brainstorming led by Brooke Hempell and Tom Nelson

Join us for teaching and a discussion-based learning experience with Brooke Hempell, Senior Vice President of Research at Barna and Tom Nelson, President of Made to Flourish, Senior Pastor at Christ Community Church in Leawood, Kansas, and author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work and The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity.

Together we will explore findings from research conducted by Barna and insights from hands-on-experience integrating generational perspectives on work, helping others build economic capacity, and discover multi-generational discipleship opportunities centered around the topics of Faith, Work, Economics, and Generosity.

Be Generous. Bring someone with you.

Don’t come alone! As a part of your registration, we’ve included a spot for you to bring another pastor/church leader from your church. We all know the saying: “Two heads are better than one.” and we couldn’t agree more!

The price of the workshop is $65. What you will get:

Admission for you and one additional attendee from your church/staff
Access to local and national thought-leaders with resources to help you develop a vibrant culture within your community
Lunch and snacks/coffee provided

No products will be sold. For additional disclosures see Thrivent.com/social

$65
Find out more »
Event Categories:

Art as a Transformational Tool (Cleveland)

Presenters: Deejay Doc, Stephanie Leonardi
February 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Front Porch Cafe, 798 Grant St.
Akron, OH 44311 United States

Art is a powerful tool that is often underutilized and overlooked when thinking about loving our neighbor. Join us for an engaging workshop around using art to transform communities, cultures, and self. Deejay Doc (Refresh Collective) and Stephanie Leonardi (LEOnARTi) will be presenting. This is a free event and includes breakfast.

Free
Find out more »
Event Categories:

From Thinking to Thriving: Economics, Work, and Human Flourishing (Los Angeles)

Presenters: Anne Rathbone Bradley, Ph.D., Anthony B. Bradley, Ph.D., J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D.
February 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm PST
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, 21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 United States

We were made to live in freedom and flourish. But what ideas form the foundation for healthy, thriving communities? How does our understanding of the human person, economics, and work help us build a culture for flourishing?

Join us for a day of discussion where we’ll explore:
• The human person made in the Image of God
• The economic realities of our world
• The value and dignity of our daily work and labor

We will also screen our award-winning film, Poverty, Inc., and address the ways we can successfully engage communities living in material poverty.

Who Should Attend:

- Faith-Based Leaders
- Nonprofit Leaders
- You! All are welcome!

SCHEDULE

8:30am Breakfast

9:15am Session 1: "Christian View of the Human Person" - Anthony B. Bradley, Ph.D.

10:45am Session 2: "The Economic Way of Thinking" - Anne Rathbone Bradley, Ph.D.

12:00pm Session 3: Lunch and Poverty, Inc. screening

2:00pm Session 4: "Wisdom and Work: Perspectives on Human Labor from Ecclesiastes" - J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D.

3:30pm Conclusion

Registration deadline: February 20, 2020 - Hurry! Event capacity is limited, so register right away!

Tickets are complimentary. Normal cost would be $50/person. This event is being underwritten by Acton’s generous supporters.  Visit HERE for more information about this event.

Free
Find out more »
Event Categories:
+ Export Events