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.
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
“MARKETPLACE TALKS”…In order to build a sustainable and transactional marketplace there must exist a community. We want our participants to 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.
The next Marketplace Talk, number 5 of 9, will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at North Hampton Community Center, 1435 Todds Lane, Bldg A, Hampton Virginia 23666. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm.
This Marketplace Talk Session will focus on “Violence: Domestic Violence.” While this conversation may create some temporary discomfort, the hope is that it will lead to long term understanding.
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.
On March 12, Denver Institute is hosting an event on chronic pain for health care professionals. One of the keynote speakers is Brett McCarty, faculty at a joint Divinity and Medical School program at Duke University. Pastoral continuing educaiton is one of his passions.
Join us for a lunch conversation around topics such as: a Christian view of pain, understanding the opioid crisis, and a historical theology of the church and healthcare. Denver Institute and Made to Flourish will cover lunch for you or any interested staff members - you just bring questions and curiosity.
This month’s guest speakers to MTF Richmond are Jim and Martha Brangenberg with iWork4Him.com. Both committed their lives to full-time Christian ministry as teenagers. After marrying they believed “full-time ministry meant being a pastor” and going to seminary, but God had a different plan. As entrepreneurs and business owners they came to understand that their workplace was their mission field and that their work was just as significant as the calling of their pastor or missionary friends. God answered the prayer of how to reach others with this same message, and on April 15, 2013 the very first iWork4Him Radio program was aired.
Together, Jim and Martha host the iWork4Him show and thousands are being challenged every day around the world with the simple message of “Your workplace is your mission field no matter what you do. In that mission field, you may be the only Jesus your co-workers or employees may ever meet.”
Bob Doll is a senior equities analyst and a regular commentator on business programs for Bloomberg and CNBC. Bob is also a committed churchman who yearns for Pastors and Business leaders to work better together. Join us for lunch with Bob, a space where we equip you to equip your people for life at work. CLICK HERE to register
Join us for lunch together with other pastors and leaders in our city as we talk about "Discovering the Economic Engine within Your Church: Launching a Small Business Incubator."
With guest speakers Kent & Megan Berame, Mattie Milliken and Keith Case.
Since 1970, the prison population has grown by 700%, giving the US the largest prison population in the world. And while women are the fastest growing prison demographic, people of color have been up to 10 times more likely to be in jail or prison than their white counterparts for the last 40 years. What role has Christianity played in the evolution and expansion of this prison-industrial complex? How can we help bring healing and restoration? Join us as author Dominique Gilliard, along with individuals on both sides of the justice system, discuss creative solutions to mass incarceration that the church can participate in. Who cares? We do.
On Tuesday, March 24, Made to Flourish is sponsoring lunch and will participate in a panel as Sondra Wheeler presents the Mercer Lectures on the Doctrine of Holiness.
During the panel, we'll talk about some of the surprising ways that holiness is cultivated in our everyday work.
Join MTF Atlanta for lunch to hear from a panel of consultants about the unique challenges and opportunities for Christians in this demanding line of work and to discuss together how pastors and churches can care for and equip believers in this strategic professional space.
RHR International will host lunch in their office at the corner of 10th Street and W Peachtree, which can be easily accessed from the Midtown MARTA station.