Learning Environments

November 2019

Healthy Teams, Healthy Churches: A Journey to 2020 (Silicon Valley)

Presenter: Patrick Lencioni
November 14, 2019 @ 7:45 am - 12:45 pm PST
Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 2440 Leghorn St
Mountain View, 94043 United States

What it's All About:

The ability to build a healthy team is fast becoming an advantage, especially in the region that we live in. Too often dysfunction, confusion and politics prevent even the most brilliant strategies from realizing their full potential. Organizational effectiveness and team dynamics are at the root of many problems and it’s time that the Church step up to be one of the leaders in Organizational Health.

This is a rare opportunity for you and your team to be immersed in organizational health. You’ll spend an energizing and thought-provoking morning with Pat Lencioni who has spent the past 20 years shaping the organizational health movement. Participants will learn new concepts and tools to lead their teams towards increased health and effectiveness.

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Pastors Lunch and Learn: Sunday Faith Meets Monday Work (Chattanooga)

November 14, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm EST
Feed, 201 West Main Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States

Please join us for a complimentary lunch to connect with other local pastors and learn how we should begin the conversation related to integrating faith, work and economics.

This is the first step toward developing a network to help Chattanooga area pastors as they equip those in the pews and chairs to connect their faith with their work, and to serve as Christians in all areas of life, for the glory of God and the good of their neighbors.

Your hosts for this meeting will be William Ladd, Sr. Pastor of First Baptist Church; Drew McCallie, Associate Pastor of Hixson United Methodist Church; and Clark Taylor, founder, Chattanooga Institute for Faith and Work.

Free
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Pastors Lunch (Los Angeles)

November 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST
Rosebud Coffee, 2302 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107 United States

LA area pastors are invited to gather at Rosebud Coffee in Pasadena for this month's lunch. Two members of Union Station Homeless Services will be sharing about their work and how churches can partner with service providers to help care for those in need. Come learn with us and share the heart you have for your community's needs.

Lunch is on us. Just let us know you're coming! Parking is available behind the coffee shop.

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Self-Awareness: A Tool for Serving and Empowering Others (Cleveland)

Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Patterson Roe, Duane Crabbs
November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Front Porch Cafe, 798 Grant St.
Akron, OH 44311 United States

"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult." Warren Bennis

Self-Awareness is essential for good work, healthy relationships, and servant-leadership.  Join us as we engage interactive exercises designed to help us intimately confront ourselves and become more self-aware leaders.

Facilitators:
Dr. Elizabeth Roe, Malone University
Pastor Duane Crabbs, founder of South Street Ministries
 

Free
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December 2019

Shepherd Life: Help and Hope for Pastors and Leaders (Cleveland)

December 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST

Who pastors the pastor? Who ministers to the ministry leader? Every pastor and ministry leader needs the same gospel they preach and teach to others, as well as the same encouragement in Christ. This seminar will provide a safe time and place to honestly address some of the unique challenges ministry leaders face and offer practical help and hope so that we “will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:3).

This biblically-based interactive seminar seeks to provide a confidential opportunity for pastors and ministry leaders to:

1) Be refreshed and reminded of their high calling from God
2) Process some of the hard realities and hard consequences of ministry leadership
3) Learn how to better pastor themselves and protect their families
4) Explore how to best promote a mutually healthy relationship with those they are leading

There will be two opportunities to attend this event:

Monday, December 2nd, 8:30 - Noon, Lakeside Christian Church (Akron, OH)
Tuesday, December 3rd, 8:30 - Noon, Radial Church (Canton, OH)

Free
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Pastors and Leaders Collaborative Breakfast (Twin Cities)

December 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am CST
Faith Baptist Church, 4350 Russell Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN United States

There is great kingdom blessing through the collaboration of pastors and churches in the Twin Cities.  Join Made To Flourish Twin Cities monthly meeting to discuss what's happening in the Cities through Faith/Work, Economic Wisdom engagement and to build greater collaboration.

MTF Pastors and leaders are invited to join together for breakfast and sharing.  This breakfast is graciously covered by Thrivent so there is no cost to attend.  In addition, they are providing gift bags to pastors full of books to fuel your 2020 reading.

The topic for discussion will be how you can make Faith, Work, and Economic wisdom a part of the normal rhythm in 2020.

Free
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Pastors and Ministry Leaders Christmas Lunch (Richmond)

December 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
Real Life Center for Entrepreneurial and Leadership Excellence, 14702 Village Square Place
Midlothian, VA 23112 United States

Made To Flourish Richmond is hosting a special Christmas event to discuss what's happening in the Richmond, VA area through Faith/Work, Economic engagement, and to build greater networking collaboration.

All area Pastors and Leaders are invited to join together for free catered lunch and fellowship.

Topics that we will cover:

What are we learning (specifically from the last MTF events you attended)?
What are we applying in terms of Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom?
What are we / our churches struggling with in terms of FWE?
How can we help one another (prayer, processing, partnership, resources)?

Free
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Work of Faith, Labor of Love – Relationships and Thanksgiving (Hampton Roads)

December 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EST
Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory – Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608 United States

Starting November 1 the Pastors Dialogue On Racism, Poverty & Violence and the Hampton Roads Made To Flourish City Network will embark on a month long intentional activity of building relationships in the marketplace. Pastors and clergy will visit the workplaces of their congregants and their community neighbors. Non-Clergy members of both groups will visit their friends at their workplaces, homes and visit with someone they do not know within their respective work environments. This will intentionally seek people of different ethic groups, racial groups and denominations.

Our theme of reference will be, "The real work of the church is what is done between Sundays when the church is scattered all over the metropolitan area where it is located - in homes and schools, and offices, on construction jobs, and marketplaces."(How I Changed My Thinking about the Church, Richard C. Halverson).

On December 11, 2019 at 11:30am, everyone is invited to a free Holiday lunch to discuss their month long journey experiences. This annual holiday luncheon is being sponsored by Altmeyer Funeral Homes. In addition, each attendee is asked to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to THRIVE Peninsula for their food pantry and we are also requesting gloves, scarves or socks that will be donated to the elderly through Peninsula Agency on Aging.

Free
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January 2020

Aiming for Heaven in the Faith, Work, & Economics Conversation (Orlando)

Presenters: Dr. Richard Mouw, Dr. Michael Allen
January 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm EST
Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, 130 N Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

The writings of Dr. Richard Mouw, President Emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary, have shaped much of the faith, work, and economics movement in the last two decades. His notable works, When the Kings Come Marching In and He Shines in All That is Fair, are essential texts to explore what Scripture has to say about heaven, and its application to our vocations today. His works have helped many see the place of culture in our heavenly hope.

Dr. Michael Allen, John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, offers a new approach in his latest work, Grounded in Heaven: Recentering Christian Hope and Life on God (Eerdmans, 2019). Allen suggests a renewed embrace of classical Reformation eschatology in which Scripture suggests our gaze upon the beatific vision of Christ supersedes embracing an embodied sense of one's vocation. His book helps us remember that heaven is defined first and foremost by the enjoyment of the presence of the triune God, and Allen argues that the faith and work conversation needs to reconnect with this heavenly-mindedness if it’s to challenge secularism and maintain its real Christian witness.

Join us for lunch as Drs. Mouw and Allen discuss their perspectives, concerns, and commonalities before a live audience, and take questions from the audience.

$15
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Pastors Lunch (Los Angeles)

Presenter: Chris Neal
January 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST
Mijares Restaurant, 145 Palmetto Dr
Pasadena, MO 91105 United States

Join us for our first lunch of the year. Chris Neal, one of our City Network leaders, is currently a PhD student at Fuller studying the intersection of faith, work, economics and youth ministry. He will be leading a discussion on helping youth in the vocational discernment process.

Come join the conversation! Parking is available in the restaurant's private lot.

Free
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