No doubt you've received emails from folks in your community. Your staff and leaders may even be split on the strategy. Dates, policies, restrictions and overall projections are constantly in flux, but one thing is on the mind of so many pastors and leaders: When should we reopen our churches?
Join Charles Cheek and his special co-host for this conversation, Gail Roberts - House, for another show on Front Porch Conversation. This show will feature a panel of female pastors who are raising black sons in America. We will discuss their anxieties, fears and thoughts as they have this awesome responsibility of raising a black male son in America.
"Even before her son was born, she was preoccupied with one thing – how she would prepare him for survival"(Jesmyn Ward).
Our panel will include Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House (Pastor of Open Door Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Church), Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander (Rector at St. John's Episcopal Church), Rev. Larisa Harris (Pastor at St. Johns ECC Church), Rev. Dr. Lesley Francisco McClendon (Pastor at Calvary Community Church) and others.
Grab your lunch and participate in this discussion of "401 Years - Being Black, Poor or a Person of Color Should Not Be A Death Sentence in America." Where are we, and what do we need to do? How complicit is the church and government in addressing racism, poverty and violence in our communities. Join our panelists, Newport News Sheriff Gabe Morgan, Pastor Kevin Tremper of Norfolk (Crossroads Church and HR City Collective), and others in an enriching discussion.
Community Partnerships That Transform Neighborhoods – Pastors and Faith Leaders as Wealth Managers (Hampton Roads)
What makes Russell Place Special? Do we have similar neighborhoods in our cities that could benefit from this model? Are we under utilizing Pastors as wealth managers in transforming our neighborhoods? Join this webinar to get the answers to these questions and others from Pastors in the Russell Community in Louisville, Kentucky and project coordinators at Cities United.
Russell: A Place of Promise (RPOP) is an economic justice-based initiative focused on generating investments in the people and places that make the Russell neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky special. Our vision of building Black wealth through investment without displacement includes connecting individuals and families to resources leading to home ownership; building pathways and opportunities for traditional and nontraditional business retention and creation; creating innovative connections to career-track job placement and growth.
This webinar is being sponsored through the cooperation of the following partners: Made To Flourish - Hampton Roads, Cities United, the City of Hampton (VA) Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities and the Peninsula Baptist Association.
Hope In The Midst of Suffering: Overcoming Blindness of The Head, Heart and Mind (Hampton Roads & Richmond)
Join Charles Cheek (Made To Flourish Hampton Roads) and Justin House (Made To Flourish Richmond) as we have a conversation with our guest, Laura Shannon-McDaniel, Network Catalyst - Uptick for the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and Charlie Self, Made To Flourish's Director of Learning Communities.
Dr. Archibald Hart is often quoted for saying, "Pastors don't get into trouble because they forget they are pastors. They get into trouble because they forget they are persons." As we continue to pastor through these difficult times that have significantly disrupted our rhythms, it is important that we stop to consider our own well-being.
Join us on Thursday June 18 from 11:30am-12:30pm PT for a Zoom gathering featuring Rev. Dr. Chris Adams, who is a Senior Researcher on the Flourishing in Ministry project out of Notre Dame. This project contextualizes positive psychology and well-being at work research to the job of being a pastor.
We invite you to take the personal and confidential well-being assessment before the webinar (instructions will be sent to registrants) and then join us as Dr. Adams explains the assessment and how to utilize it to integrate practices of well-being into our daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms. We hope you can join us.