March 2017

Calling & Vocation for Emerging Adults (Twin Cities)

Presenter: Dr. Kara Powell
March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST
North Oaks Country Club, 54 E Oaks Rd
North Oaks, MN 55127 United States

Join Made to Flourish Twin Cities for a dinner with Dr. Kara Powell, Executive Director of the the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Powell will share how pastors can help their emerging adults discover their calling and discern their vocation. Each attendee will also receive a copy of her book "Growing Young." Join us in the Lakes Ballroom, sections Gillfilan and Deep. Pastors are also welcome to attend the following pre- and post-…

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Free - $5

Pastor’s Lunch for Pastors of Roseville and East Metro Churches (Twin Cities)

March 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Chianti Grill Italian Restaurant, 2050 Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113 United States

Come hear about ways to incorporate whole-life discipleship into your pastoral practice, specifically equipping people to live out their faith at work. There will be great food, a time of discussion on this topic, and information shared about an upcoming workshop called “Discipleship at Work” hosted by Pastor Tucker Anderson at Calvary Church. You will also learn about additional opportunities available through the Made to Flourish Pastor’s network. This is lunch is free for Pastors who are new to Made To Flourish.…

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$50 - $60

Your Work: More than a Paycheck

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
27w500 North Avenue

West Chicago, IL 60185 United States

Description Humanity, being in the image of God, is meant to be creative and manage our world. Yet it often seems that our daily responsibilities either become a god themselves or just serve as a distraction from serving the Lord. Work is not a product of the curse; rather it is a sacred call from God Himself! Join Faith@Work Chicago for this dynamic one-day conference and learn how to be an agent of worship and ministry in your place of…

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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