Learning Environments

April 2019

Conflict Management (Cleveland)

Presenter: Bill Lyons
April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Front Porch Cafe, 798 Grant St.
Akron, OH 44311 United States

No matter where you lead, conflict will come. And while you may have many great leadership skills, our leadership is often defined by how we deal with conflict in our workplace, in our organizations, in our communities, in our relationships, and in the public square. This is where leadership gets real. Keep Growing as a leader through this interactive workshop on how to moderate conflict in a way that limits the negative effects of conflict and enhances the positive ones. 

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Prophetic Entrepreneurship: Understanding the Transformative Role of Business Creativity in a Changing World

Presenter: Justin Beene
April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

In the next 30 years, the population will increase by 2.5 billion people with most of that growth being absorbed by urban areas. This massive growth of our cities will continue to magnify the challenges of poverty, violence, racism, and inequity. How can the church respond in authentic and relevant ways that actually impact our cities and communities? It’s time to reimagine our cities and the role the church can play in launching and engaging prophetic entrepreneurs — those who…

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Art as a Transformational Tool (Cleveland)

Presenter: Local Artists from across the region
April 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Front Porch Cafe, 798 Grant St.
Akron, OH 44311 United States

Art is unique to the human experience and is a powerful tool for personal and community transformation. But, it is often misunderstood and under-utilized in our work, ministry, communities, and leadership. Keep Growing through this interactive workshop where you will see, hear, and experience how art heals, gives life, and inspires awe, wonder, and transformation for individuals and communities.

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May 2019

Cleveland Leadership Prayer Breakfast (Cleveland)

Presenter: Gerard and Jeannie Long
May 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am EDT
Cleveland I-X Center, One 1-X Center Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135 United States

It was 2005 when Gerard and Jeannie Long had a great marriage with three beautiful and healthy children. Jeannie was a stay at home mom and Gerard a Sr. VP at HSBC leading the $13 billion integration of Household Finance.

Then the unexpected happened with an emotional impact one can never imagine; their teen son committed suicide. Jeannie struggled with severe depression and lost her will to live. Their marriage was on the rocks. In 2014, their 32 year old daughter died in a tragic drowning accident.

Amongst their chaos, Gerard served for eight years as the CEO of Alpha USA. In 2015, he and Jeannie founded Awakening to God Ministries, “awakening hope” for people amid all types of discouragement.

It’s a story filled with disaster, emotion, and hope. Join us to hear Gerard and Jeannie Long share how they found hope and triumphed over great adversity.

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Akron Community Prayer Luncheon (Cleveland)

Presenter: Gerard and Jeannie Long
May 9 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm EDT
The Tangier, 532 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44303 United States

It was 2005 when Gerard and Jeannie Long had a great marriage with three beautiful and healthy children. Jeannie was a stay at home mom and Gerard a Sr. VP at HSBC leading the $13 billion integration of Household Finance.

Then the unexpected happened with an emotional impact one can never imagine; their teen son committed suicide. Jeannie struggled with severe depression and lost her will to live. Their marriage was on the rocks. In 2014, their 32 year old daughter died in a tragic drowning accident.

Amongst their chaos, Gerard served for eight years as the CEO of Alpha USA. In 2015, he and Jeannie founded Awakening to God Ministries, “awakening hope” for people amid all types of discouragement.

It’s a story filled with disaster, emotion, and hope. Join us to hear Gerard and Jeannie Long share how they found hope and triumphed over great adversity.

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Processing & Praying Over Coffee (Kansas City)

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CDT
TBD,

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.

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Work as a Transformational Tool: Why Work Matters More Than Ever (Cleveland)

Presenter: Charlie Self
May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
River of Life Community Church, 5649 Stow Rd
Hudson, OH 44236 United States

How do we go from the joy of answering the age-old question “what do you want to be when you grow up” as a child, to the weekly dread of Mondays as an adult? Is work simply a means to an end, or is it a means of grace? Keep Growing as we discuss and explore the state of “work” and how it might be one of God’s greatest gifts to man – a sacrament that changes us and this world.

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June 2019

Fellowship at Mather’s (Orlando)

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Mather’s Social Gathering, 3 Phoenix Building, 30 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Enjoy some fellowship with one another and catch up on the latest in life.

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Acton University – June 18-21, 2019

June 18 - June 21
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

The Made to Flourish Fellowship Program helps create a cohort of evangelical pastors to bridge the sacred-secular divide, promoting sound anthropology and economic understanding. Beginning with attendance at Acton University, June 18-21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, recipients of this prestigious award will receive unique resources and opportunities to use in their churches and scholarly advancement. A unique opportunity for community In 2019, 60 fellows will attend Acton University, enjoying four days of dynamic lectures, engaging discussion, leveraged networking, and trademark…

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August 2019

Labor Day Worship Celebration Followed by Fellowship at Mather’s (Orlando)

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
TBD,

Join us for a Labor Day Worship Celebration!  We will be giving thanks to God for calling us to use our labor to work with Him for the redemption of creation.

We will meet after the worship service for fellowship at Mather's in downtown Orlando.

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