Learning Environments

June 2019

Practical Guidance for Attacking Predatory Lending (Kansas City)

Presenter: Artie Lindsay
June 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT
Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1700 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64131 United States

Pastor Artie Lindsay will walk us through why the Gospel compels our economic engagement in our communities as churches. He will then share his own church's journey in how they sought to more thoughtfully engage the payday lending cycle. We will then have an amazing follow-up panel with KC leaders who have been making headway in this conversation.This event (over against the June 5 event) will focus more on pastors and the creative work church staff can do to leverage resources and congregant gifting.Come with your questions and a readiness to learn. Lunch will be provided. We will be meeting at Nazarene Theological Seminary.

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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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Power Breakfast Outreach (Hampton Roads)

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Gourmet Burger Bistro, 6083 High Street W
Portsmouth, VA 23703 United States

Portsmouth,Virginia Pastors and Faith Leaders, join us for a special breakfast treat and conversation to learn more about Made To Flourish and how the Hampton Roads Made To Flourish Network is empowering pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.

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Dan Steere Presenting “The Flourishing Mandate: Leadership as Shalom-Making” (Atlanta)

Presenter: Dan Steere
June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
City Church Eastside, 798 N Highland Ave NE Ste A
Atlanta, GA 30306 United States

Come join us for a lunch and learn with Dan Steere on Leadership and Shalom making! 

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Networking: Relationships and Partnerships (Hampton Roads)

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Peninsula Baptist Association Resource Center, 863 Cloverleaf Lane
Newport News, VA 23601 United States

Join us for a free old fashioned cookout and networking session. We will have conversations around the table and also on the lake as we cast our line to fish in this serene setting. Our emphasis will be on relationship building for the common good. Our goal is to know one another better and discover the assets we each bring in order to effectively partner or network to empower our churches and communities to flourish. Bring your own fishing rod or we will have a couple for you to use.

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Ministry Accelerator: Leadership Development (Miami)

Presenter: Michael Carrion
June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Crossbridge church, 6605 Southwest 88th Street
Miami, Florida 33156

This event is presented by Made to Flourish and City to City Miami.

"Leaders are learners"...we all know this.

But, taking the time to learn as a leader is often difficult because of our busy schedules.

Join us for this unique training event and invest in your leadership.

Those you lead will benefit the most.

Better yet, bring your staff, team, or friend.

Dinner will be provided!

Free
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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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Book Discussion: Visions of Vocation by Steven Garber (Phoenix)

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
AZ Aspire Academy, 2150 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States

We will be facilitating a discussion on Steven Garber's important book Visions of Vocation. This discussion in open to pastors, lay leaders, and anyone who is willing to read Visions of Vocation by June 2019.Description of the book:"Is it possible to know the world and still love the world? Of all the questions we ask about our calling, this is the most difficult. From marriages to international relations, the more we know, the harder it is to love. We become cynics or stoics, protecting our hearts from the implications of what we know. But what if the vision of vocation can be recovered―allowing us to step into the wounds of the world and for love’s sake take up our responsibility for the way the world turns out? For decades Steve Garber has come alongside a wide range of people as they seek to make sense of the world and their lives. With him we meet leaders from the Tiananmen Square protest who want a good reason to still care about China. We also meet with many ordinary people in ordinary places who long for their lives to matter: Jonathan who learned he would rather build houses than study history; Todd and Maria who adopted creative schedules so they could parent better and practice medicine; D.J. who helped Congress move into the Internet Age; Robin who spends her life on behalf of urban justice; Hans who makes hamburgers the way they are meant to be made; Susan who built a home business of hand-printing stationary using a letterpress; Santiago who works with majority-world nations in need of capital; George who has given years to teaching students to learn things that matter most; Claudius and Deirdre whose openhearted home has always been a place for people; Dan who loves Wyoming, the place, its people and its cows. Vocation is when we come to know the world in all its joy and pain and still love it. Vocation is following our calling to seek the welfare of the world we live in. And in helping the world to flourish, strangely, mysteriously, we find that we flourish too. Garber offers a book for everyone everywhere―for students, for parents, for those in the arts, in the academy, in public service, in the trades and in commerce―for all who want to discover the virtue of vocation."

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July 2019

Impediments to a Flourishing Church and Community Part 4: Faith Community and Law Enforcement (Hampton Roads)

July 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Hilton Christian Church, 100 James River Drive
Newport News, VA 23601 United States

Join us for a complimentary lunch as we have a dialogue about impediments to a flourishing church and community.

"Pope Francis expounds on the cost of excluding African Americans and others from the economy, writing, "Until exclusion and inequality in society (and in the economy) and between peoples is reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence...When a society - Whether local, national or global - is willing to leave a part of itself on the fringes, no political programs or resources spent on law enforcement or surveillance systems can indefinitely guarantee tranquility." (Luke Bobo, Race, Economics and Apologetics: Is there A Connection?)

We are partnering with the monthly Pastors Dialogue on Racism, Poverty and Violence for this event. Also, as part of their Community Week, the Newport News Police Department Academy Recruits and the Academy Training Staff will be joining us.

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Disciple Equipping and Lunch (Miami)

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Hope for Miami, 550 NW 42 Ave.
Miami, 33126 United States

Join us for an online church summit designed to help you integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of your church and community.  Some of the best thought-leaders and practitioners will be presenting on this vital topic.

Why Does it Matter?  One area where many pastors, church, ministry and business leaders struggle is in helping those we serve to effectively connect the Christian faith with work and economic wisdom.

We will address how your church, ministry or workplace can make a difference, not just on Sunday, but on Monday as well.

This is a free event with lunch provided, along with resources and networking opportunities.  Don't miss it!

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