Do you know how coffee is made? Join us as we will together participate in a tour of the Roasterie Cafe & Factory. After learning and experiencing coffee process from farm to cup at the Roasterie Cafe, we will have a focused conversation stirred by an article on robust redemptive work well done. Register by email HERE
Whether it's the email that's always urgent, the marriage of a congregant that is always on the brink of failure, the budget meeting that needs attention or the initiative that needs vision, there's always something. But what about you, Pastor? When was the last time you took initiative to rest? Work and rest go together in a healthy rhythm of God's design for pastoral work and wholeness, and one of the biggest obstacles to embracing the opportunities to rest is knowing what…
Save the date on Thursday, August 23 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. to hear about the amazing work Connections to Success is doing to empower men and women enter into society and the workforce after incarceration. Pastors, come learn about how they are partnering with churches and institutions for the common good of our city. Lunch is included. RSVP by email below. We look forward to having you join us! For more on Connections to Success go here: https://connectionstosuccess.org/ CLICK…
Join us for a Marketplace Impact Breakfast. The theme for the morning will be "Flourishing with the Gospel." DeLano Sheffield will be sharing about how to flourish with the Gospel in the Marketplace. DeLano is the pastor of discipleship and small groups at Macedonia Baptist Church and a City Director for Made to Flourish. Breakfast will be served and we look forward to seeing you on September 27 for an opportunity to connect with other marketplace leaders and pastors committed to integrating…
If you have completed the Learning Community, we’d love to hear from you. How was your experience and how can we make it better? Also, if you’re interested in participating in the Learning Community, come and hear from us and others about what this next round holds. We will have Chris Robertson, Associate Director of Leadership Development, with us as a resource to guide expectations and answer questions. Hope to see you there!
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.