Economic freedom allows us to better practice the lesson of stewardship through cooperation and trade with one another. When women create the space and opportunity to support one another, an effective community culture of flourishing ideas are created within our respective arenas.
Join other female pastors and female church leaders as we come together to understand and support one another through a growing network that integrates faith, work and economic wisdom for self-enrichment and the flourishing of our families, churches and communities.
Join us for a time such as this to empower our sisterhood and improve the wellness of our community.
Join us for a free lunch as we have a dialogue about impediments to a flourishing community and church. There will be a panel of pastors with real stories and real experiences, male and female, white pastors and pastors of color striving to answer the question "Can we, by God's grace and with God's help, train our eyes to see, notice, acknowledge, talk about, converse about the truth of structural racism and racial exclusion in our city?"
"May we search the story, acknowledge the pain, celebrate the good, that we might flourish together." -Matt Farmer, Hope Center in Kansas City, MO.
We are partnering with the monthly Pastors Dialogue on Racism, Poverty and Violence for this event.
Charlie Self, Director of City Expansion at Made to Flourish, will lead a session titled "Let's Stop Battling Over Doctrine and Territory." As we continue to express our collective belief to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of our communities we need to look at how we move past doctrine and territory to collaboration.
Portsmouth,Virginia Pastors and Faith Leaders, join us for a special breakfast treat and conversation to learn more about Made To Flourish and how the Hampton Roads Made To Flourish Network is empowering pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.
Join us for a free old fashioned cookout and networking session. We will have conversations around the table and also on the lake as we cast our line to fish in this serene setting. Our emphasis will be on relationship building for the common good. Our goal is to know one another better and discover the assets we each bring in order to effectively partner or network to empower our churches and communities to flourish. Bring your own fishing rod or we will have a couple for you to use.
Impediments to a Flourishing Church and Community Part 4: Faith Community and Law Enforcement (Hampton Roads)
Join us for a complimentary lunch as we have a dialogue about impediments to a flourishing church and community.
"Pope Francis expounds on the cost of excluding African Americans and others from the economy, writing, "Until exclusion and inequality in society (and in the economy) and between peoples is reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence...When a society - Whether local, national or global - is willing to leave a part of itself on the fringes, no political programs or resources spent on law enforcement or surveillance systems can indefinitely guarantee tranquility." (Luke Bobo, Race, Economics and Apologetics: Is there A Connection?)
We are partnering with the monthly Pastors Dialogue on Racism, Poverty and Violence for this event. Also, as part of their Community Week, the Newport News Police Department Academy Recruits and the Academy Training Staff will be joining us.
Join us at a dinner dialogue that is part of the National Convening of Cities United being hosted by the City of Hampton, Virginia. We will be joined by Mayors and their support staff from across the United States as we gather to discuss Impediments To A Flourishing Church and Community - Retelling The Story:Media Bias and The Faith Community's Role in Reporting The Stories In The Black Community.
The Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network is partnering with the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals (an affiliate of the National Association of Black Journalists) to sponsor this event. The event will be live broadcast via various social media platforms.
Admission is by pre-registration at by August 15, 2019.
Portsmouth, Virginia area pastors and faith leaders, join us for a free breakfast treat and conversation about the Food Bank and its efforts in addressing food deserts and hunger within our local communities.
Bring a friend or two and learn how this conversation and future conversations are empowering pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.
The Common Good conference is designed for anyone who wants to connect faith in Christ to the work they do everyday, whether paid or unpaid. The conference will address themes like
How can I understand a sense of God’s calling wherever I work?
How do I follow Jesus at work in a post-Christian culture?
How can we as the church multiply opportunity for all (especially the vulnerable)?
How do we be champions of human dignity in our work?
How can the church be a faithful presence in our communities?
The speakers include a mix of pastors (Bryan Loritts, Larry Osborne, Tom Nelson), business leaders and entrepreneurs (Helen Hayes, Thomas Kim, Winnette Mcintosh, Robin John), and scholars (Karen Ellis).
This national Made to Flourish conference is being hosted locally via live stream at Victory Church.
The Hampton City Schools My Future, My Journey Career Exploratory Program is an interactive event, hands-on professional explorations opportunity for more than 1,400 high school freshmen. The Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network members, along with other exhibitors, will be helping our students make an informed decision as to which college or career academy they would like to enter into starting the 2019-2020 school year. "Most importantly, help our students to see future careers they can one day pursue."
Again, this event is only for high school freshmen in the Hampton City School System.