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June 2017

Acton University 2017

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June 20 - June 23

Acton University is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate philosophy, theology, business, development – with sound, market based, economics. Learn more about Acton University and register at the Acton University website.

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October 2017

Common Good 2017

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October 13
Sheraton Crown Center, 2345 McGee St
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Common Good is our annual national conference. CG2017 will be Friday, October 13, 2017. The central Kansas City location will be at the Sheraton Crown Center, and we will also have several local sites throughout the country. Learn more on our conference page.

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One thing I appreciated about the Compassion Group was the willingness to struggle with complex issues. Not only did we grapple with a more developed sense of poverty – relational, spiritual, and economic – but also with complex solutions. The benefit has been a fresh evaluation of our ministry practices and metrics. It was helpful to get to know the other pastors and their struggles with these issues and to visit FCS Ministries and see in practice the approaches we discussed.  My hope is that I leave this experience asking better questions and having more discerning eyes to evaluate our processes of service and exchange.  As an outreach pastor, this is invaluable.

Pastor Doug Rowland, Pastor at Outreach Ministries & Attendee of Compassion Workshop

My time with the Made to Flourish Preaching Virtual Workshop has been personally enriching. I have enjoyed engaging a group of leaders who seek to disassemble the walls of false understanding often erected between sacred and secular work.  These leaders are helping their congregants realize that everything they do, including their work, is part of God’s call. Programs like these are vital for our spiritual leaders. It provides them a space to learn and fellowship with other leaders and it helps them forge a common purpose together.

Dr. John Byron, Professor at Ashland Theological Seminary & Leader of Preaching Workshop

The Compassion Group with Bob Lupton helped me organize my thoughts and challenge my assumptions about effective compassionate outreach. An online forum is a helpful way to gain new ideas for ministry.

Kyle Bushre, Pastor of Outreach and Missions at King Street Church in Chambersburg, PA