Learning Environments

April 2019

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

Impediments to a Flourishing Community and Church – Part 3 (Hampton Roads)

Presenter: Charlie Self
May 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street
Newport News, VA 23601 United States

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.

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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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Discipleship for Busy Pastors (Richmond)

Presenter: Jamé Bolds
May 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Real Life Center for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Excellence, 14702 Village Square Place
Midlothian, VA 23112 United States

How can the church make a difference in the city? How can the church help create flourishing society and revolutionize the way people view their faith and work? How can pastors be more involved with the community, and how can they measure the impact of the church in making whole-life disciples in the marketplace? In this Made to Flourish Seminar we will discuss effective ways to reach our communities, our cities and our nation for Christ. We will explore how we can engage the people in the marketplace, and how we can build churches with mission minded believers by utilizing Spiritual Formation, Healthy Relationships, Personal Wholeness, Vocational Clarity, Work, and Economics.Our guest speaker for this event is Jamé Bolds (Ph.D. (c), University van Stellenbosch).  He will be exploring Discipleship Dynamics, a whole life discipleship assessment. He is the Lead Pastor and CEO of Victory Church in Yorktown, Virginia, a hybrid consisting of a church, preschool, LLC, and two philanthropic foundations. He holds ordination in the Assemblies of God and serves as an adjunct professor of leadership and ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He writes on issues of pastoring faith, work, and economics at jamebolds.com

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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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Prepare/Enrich training (Denver)

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Denver Seminary, 6399 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120 United States

The Thrivent Member Network - Rocky Mountain Region and Made to Flourish are hosting a Prepare/Enrich certification workshop for pastors or church leaders who reside within the Denver area and who have a desire to support couples and help them deepen their bond and make the relationship last a lifetime. Prepare-Enrich is considered the number 1 relationship assessment with over 30 years of experience.

Register today for this opportunity to receive complimentary certification (valued at $175.00). Capacity limited to 50 attendees.

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Dayton Lunch and Learn (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Presenter: Dr. Glenn Barth
May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Fairhaven Church, room 105, 637 East Whipp Road
Centerville, OH 45459 United States

This month we have the privilege of welcoming Glenn Barth, one of the nation’s leading practitioners in city reaching/city transformation. As a former pastor and para-church leader, he has deep insight into the potential of the local church to advance the “peace and prosperity” – the “flourishing” – of a city. Glenn leads Good Cities (www.goodcities.net), which consults and coaches with cities around the country.

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Cincinnati Lunch and Learn (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Presenter: Glenn Barth
May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45204 United States

This month we welcome Dr. Glenn Barth, one of the nation’s leading practitioners in city reaching/city transformation.  As a former pastor and para-church leader, he has deep insight into the potential of the local church to advance the “peace and prosperity” – the “flourishing” – of a city.Glenn leads Good Cities (www.goodcities.net), which consults and coaches with cities around the country.

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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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