Our next gathering will be on February 14 with Eva Schulte of Travois. Eva will sharpen our awareness of the current financial landscape in Kansas City. Where are the financial deserts? What are common predatory lending agencies and practices? What are the alternatives? And how can pastors and their churches meaningfully help in crisis in practical ways?
We will learn from Bill Dana, President and CEO of Central Bank of Kansas City. As one of only two CDFI institutions in KC, Bill will walk through how they have sought to be a quality alternative to the Payday Loan industry in Kansas City. We'll also talk through helpful ways churches can be pointing people toward quality alternatives like Central Bank of Kansas City.
How are you doing? How is faith, work and economic integration going for you and your church? How are you processing this year's theme: predatory lending? Let us buy you a coffee and spend a low key happy hour time connecting and praying for each other.
This evening event offers the opportunity for us to hear Pastor Artie Lindsay explain why the Gospel compels our economic engagement in our communities as churches. He will then share his own church's journey in how they sought to more thoughtfully engage the payday lending cycle.This is NOT A PASTORS ONLY event. This event is for anyone who wants to see their church more faithfully push back against predatory lending. Pastors invite folks from your church who'd love to engage this conversation.Come with your questions and a readiness to learn. We will be meeting at Christ Community Downtown Campus.
Pastor Artie Lindsay will walk us through why the Gospel compels our economic engagement in our communities as churches. He will then share his own church's journey in how they sought to more thoughtfully engage the payday lending cycle. We will then have an amazing follow-up panel with KC leaders who have been making headway in this conversation.This event (over against the June 5 event) will focus more on pastors and the creative work church staff can do to leverage resources and congregant gifting.Come with your questions and a readiness to learn. Lunch will be provided. We will be meeting at Nazarene Theological Seminary.
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.
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.
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?
How can we go about these divisive political times without taking on the culture’s talking points? How should a Christian navigate these complex waters? How do pastors lead by example in these avenues and cultivate a culture in their church that allows them to weather the storm? What questions should Christians be asking in politics that doesn’t necessarily lead to a particular party, but provides a framework for civility, disagreement and even love? Join us as Dr. Vincent Bacote, author of The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life, guides in godly wisdom.
In an age when technology is a necessity for community and worship, how is it forming us? How should we use technology for the church gathered on Sundays vs. the church scattered on Mondays? How can our identity as Christians and as the Church guide our relationship to technology? Join us as Adam Graber of FaithTech and Dr. Joseph Kim of Lancaster Bible College expand our theological and cultural understanding while also giving us more robust handles on this complex time.