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November 2019

Gospel Gathering with James K. A. Smith (Portland)

Presenter: James K. A. Smith
November 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am PST
Imago Dei Community, 1302 Southeast Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97214 United States

We know Augustine as one of the church’s greatest theologians. But in fact he spent his entire life as a pastor and, as a bishop, pastoring pastors. This conversation will draw on Augustine’s sermons and letters to introduce us to the “spiritual realism” of the Doctor of Grace.

Free
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Fortifying The Bridge – Faith and Work in the Real World (Seattle)

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PST
Blue Star Cafe, 4512 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States

You have heard about helping further connect work and faith with those you serve.  Let's discuss how to further build the bridge between our worship on Sunday and working lives on Monday.

Free
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Healthy Teams, Healthy Churches: A Journey to 2020 (Silicon Valley)

Presenter: Patrick Lencioni
November 14 @ 7:45 am - 12:45 pm PST
Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 2440 Leghorn St
Mountain View, 94043 United States

What it's All About:

The ability to build a healthy team is fast becoming an advantage, especially in the region that we live in. Too often dysfunction, confusion and politics prevent even the most brilliant strategies from realizing their full potential. Organizational effectiveness and team dynamics are at the root of many problems and it’s time that the Church step up to be one of the leaders in Organizational Health.

This is a rare opportunity for you and your team to be immersed in organizational health. You’ll spend an energizing and thought-provoking morning with Pat Lencioni who has spent the past 20 years shaping the organizational health movement. Participants will learn new concepts and tools to lead their teams towards increased health and effectiveness.

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February 2020

Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 5, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am MST
Shiloh Community Church, 19021 N 32nd St
Phoenix, 85050 United States

Your physical place in your neighborhood matters and your property has the power to be a life-giving presence to all who encounter it, even those simply walking by on a weekday afternoon.

This session with Sara Joy Proppe will consider how our engagement with the built environment is a fundamental component of our calling to seek the welfare of the city.

This conversation is for anyone who is a steward of a place, including church properties, office buildings, or homes. This online workshop will include a short talk by Sara Joy Proppe and a brainstorming session about ways we can be creative placemakers in Phoenix.

Bio:

Sara Joy has a passion for cities, stories, and the Church. She loves to imagine how churches can be active and faithful participants in city planning and development in order to bring hope and redemption to the setting of our stories. She speaks and writes for a variety of audiences on this topic. She currently works full time as a Project Manager in commercial real estate development in Minneapolis, where she oversees mixed-use and historic rehab developments. She serves on the Executive Board for the Congress for New Urbanism - Members Christian Caucus. She is also the co-chair for the Urban Land Institute Minnesota's Young Leaders Executive Committee.

Sara Joy holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She loves to cook, garden, and bike around town. She shows her Texas roots with many aptly-placed y'alls in her conversations.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, there is a team of local organizers and supporters for Proximity Project. They work in industries such as affordable housing development, economic development, real estate brokerage, urban planning and academic research. Together they dream about how to change the Twin Cities through encouraging faithful presence and good design in their churches and neighborhoods.Sarah 

This workshop will be a virtual workshop through Zoom. The link and login instructions will be sent to anyone who registers.

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Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 5, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
New City Church, 1300 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States

Your physical place in your neighborhood matters and your property has the power to be a life-giving presence to all who encounter it, even those simply walking by on a weekday afternoon.

This session with Sara Joy Proppe will consider how our engagement with the built environment is a fundamental component of our calling to seek the welfare of the city.

This conversation is for anyone who is a steward of a place, including church properties, office buildings, or homes. This online workshop will include a short talk by Sara Joy Proppe and a brainstorming session about ways we can be creative placemakers in Phoenix.

Bio:

Sara Joy has a passion for cities, stories, and the Church. She loves to imagine how churches can be active and faithful participants in city planning and development in order to bring hope and redemption to the setting of our stories. She speaks and writes for a variety of audiences on this topic. She currently works full time as a Project Manager in commercial real estate development in Minneapolis, where she oversees mixed-use and historic rehab developments. She serves on the Executive Board for the Congress for New Urbanism - Members Christian Caucus. She is also the co-chair for the Urban Land Institute Minnesota's Young Leaders Executive Committee.

Sara Joy holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She loves to cook, garden, and bike around town. She shows her Texas roots with many aptly-placed y'alls in her conversations.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, there is a team of local organizers and supporters for Proximity Project. They work in industries such as affordable housing development, economic development, real estate brokerage, urban planning and academic research. Together they dream about how to change the Twin Cities through encouraging faithful presence and good design in their churches and neighborhoods.Sarah 

This workshop will be a virtual workshop through Zoom. The link and login instructions will be sent to anyone who registers.

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Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 6, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
Via Church, 740 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205 United States

Your physical place in your neighborhood matters and your property has the power to be a life-giving presence to all who encounter it, even those simply walking by on a weekday afternoon.

This session with Sara Joy Proppe will consider how our engagement with the built environment is a fundamental component of our calling to seek the welfare of the city.

This conversation is for anyone who is a steward of a place, including church properties, office buildings, or homes. This online workshop will include a short talk by Sara Joy Proppe and a brainstorming session about ways we can be creative placemakers in Phoenix.

Bio:

Sara Joy has a passion for cities, stories, and the Church. She loves to imagine how churches can be active and faithful participants in city planning and development in order to bring hope and redemption to the setting of our stories. She speaks and writes for a variety of audiences on this topic. She currently works full time as a Project Manager in commercial real estate development in Minneapolis, where she oversees mixed-use and historic rehab developments. She serves on the Executive Board for the Congress for New Urbanism - Members Christian Caucus. She is also the co-chair for the Urban Land Institute Minnesota's Young Leaders Executive Committee.

Sara Joy holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She loves to cook, garden, and bike around town. She shows her Texas roots with many aptly-placed y'alls in her conversations.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, there is a team of local organizers and supporters for Proximity Project. They work in industries such as affordable housing development, economic development, real estate brokerage, urban planning and academic research. Together they dream about how to change the Twin Cities through encouraging faithful presence and good design in their churches and neighborhoods.Sarah 

This workshop will be a virtual workshop through Zoom. The link and login instructions will be sent to anyone who registers.

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March 2020

Exegeting the City (Phoenix)

March 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm MST
Redemption Church, 2150 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
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
address them.

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