Learning Environments

June 2020

Webinar: Racism and the Work of the Church – Part 2

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Zoom (online), United States
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Join us this week as we continue our conversation on how the church must address issues of racism, and help people develop cross-cultural competence for engaging across lines of difference. In addition, we’ll continue to explore how pastors and congregants can apply these competencies to issues in the workplace, neighborhood, and local economy, engaging in what Latasha Morrison has called, “being the bridge.”

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Community Partnerships That Transform Neighborhoods – Pastors and Faith Leaders as Wealth Managers (Hampton Roads)

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States

What makes Russell Place Special? Do we have similar neighborhoods in our cities that could benefit from this model? Are we under utilizing Pastors as wealth managers in transforming our neighborhoods? Join this webinar to get the answers to these questions and others from Pastors in the Russell Community in Louisville, Kentucky and  project coordinators at Cities United.

Russell: A Place of Promise (RPOP) is an economic justice-based initiative focused on generating investments in the people and places that make the Russell neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky special. Our vision of building Black wealth through investment without displacement includes connecting individuals and families to resources leading to home ownership; building pathways and opportunities for traditional and nontraditional business retention and creation; creating innovative connections to career-track job placement and growth.

This webinar is being sponsored through the cooperation of the following partners:  Made To Flourish - Hampton Roads, Cities United, the City of Hampton (VA) Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities and the Peninsula Baptist Association.

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Hope In The Midst of Suffering: Overcoming Blindness of The Head, Heart and Mind (Hampton Roads & Richmond)

Presenters: Laura Shannon-McDaniel, Charlie Self
June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Join Charles Cheek (Made To Flourish Hampton Roads) and Justin House (Made To Flourish Richmond) as we have a conversation with our guest, Laura Shannon-McDaniel, Network Catalyst - Uptick for the Baptist General Association of Virginia, and Charlie Self, Made To Flourish's Director of Learning Communities.

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Curt Thompson: Pastoring in an Age of Anxiety

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Zoom (online), United States

We live in anxiety-inducing times. We love predictability, and the current cultural and societal climate is anything but predictable. Will I or someone I love get sick from coronavirus? Will the economy recover? How long until I lose my job? Will I be able to find a new one? Will racism and injustice ever end? Neither pastors nor congregation members are immune from paralyzing anxiety. 

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Flourishing in Ministry, with Dr. Chris Adams (Los Angeles)

Presenter: Dr. Chris Adams
June 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Zoom (online), United States
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Dr. Archibald Hart is often quoted for saying, "Pastors don't get into trouble because they forget they are pastors. They get into trouble because they forget they are persons." As we continue to pastor through these difficult times that have significantly disrupted our rhythms, it is important that we stop to consider our own well-being.

Join us on Thursday June 18 from 11:30am-12:30pm PT for a Zoom gathering featuring Rev. Dr. Chris Adams, who is a Senior Researcher on the Flourishing in Ministry project out of Notre Dame. This project contextualizes positive psychology and well-being at work research to the job of being a pastor.

We invite you to take the personal and confidential well-being assessment before the webinar (instructions will be sent to registrants) and then join us as Dr. Adams explains the assessment and how to utilize it to integrate practices of well-being into our daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms. We hope you can join us.

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Ética pastoral y el bien común desde un contexto hispano (Los Angeles)

Presenters: Juan Vicente Padilla, Maribel Zacapa, Fernando Tamara
June 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Zoom (online), United States

En las últimas semanas, la apertura de nuestras iglesias en medio de la pandemia ha creado un debate mayúsculo y desafiante en la vida pastoral. Pero, ¿qué significa volver?

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RightNow Media Digital Resource for Churches (Nashville)

Presenter: Philip Bleeker
June 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Zoom (online), United States
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Pastors, we invite you to join us as we learn more about the RightNow Media platform.

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Integrating Faith and Work in a Post-Pandemic World (Fort Lauderdale)

Presenters: Tom Nelson, Rob Pacienza
June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States
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Join Tom Nelson & Rob Pacienza for a discussion on integrating faith and work in a post-pandemic world.

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Making a Difference in the Marketplace (Richmond)

Presenter: Dr. Perry L. Austin
June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States

In this Made to Flourish Seminar we will discuss a program that will help to reach our communities, our cities, and our nation through financial literacy and stewardship.

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July 2020

Webinar: Cultivating A Generous Congregation in Uncertain Times

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Zoom (online), United States

In the midst of economic calamity that has touched millions of people, how can pastors and churches inspire — and cultivate — generosity within their congregations?

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