Learning Environments

March 2020

Lunch With Bob Doll (New York)

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
WeWork at Bryant Park, 54 West, 40th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States

Bob Doll is a senior equities analyst and a regular commentator on business programs for Bloomberg and CNBC.  Bob is also a committed churchman who yearns for Pastors and Business leaders to work better together.  Join us for lunch with Bob, a space where we equip you to equip your people for life at work.   CLICK HERE to register  

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Empower Your Pew With A Small Business Incubator (West Palm Beach)

Presenters: Kent & Megan Berame, Mattie Milliken, Keith Case
March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Tabernaculo Internacional WPB, 2390 S Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415 United States

Join us for lunch together with other pastors and leaders in our city as we talk about "Discovering the Economic Engine within Your Church: Launching a Small Business Incubator."
With guest speakers Kent & Megan Berame, Mattie Milliken and Keith Case.

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Not at the Dinner Table: A Faith Perspective on Mass Incarceration (Cleveland)

Presenter: Dominique Gilliard
March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Firestone Learning Center, 470 Castle Blvd
Akron, OH 44313 United States

Since 1970, the prison population has grown by 700%, giving the US the largest prison population in the world. And while women are the fastest growing prison demographic, people of color have been up to 10 times more likely to be in jail or prison than their white counterparts for the last 40 years. What role has Christianity played in the evolution and expansion of this prison-industrial complex? How can we help bring healing and restoration? Join us as author Dominique Gilliard, along with individuals on both sides of the justice system, discuss creative solutions to mass incarceration that the church can participate in. Who cares? We do.

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Pastors Day | Reframing Holiness (Kansas City)

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1700 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64131 United States

On Tuesday, March 24, Made to Flourish is sponsoring lunch and will participate in a panel as Sondra Wheeler presents the Mercer Lectures on the Doctrine of Holiness.

During the panel, we'll talk about some of the surprising ways that holiness is cultivated in our everyday work.

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Pastoring Consultants Well (Atlanta)

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
RHR International, 10 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Join MTF Atlanta for lunch to hear from a panel of consultants about the unique challenges and opportunities for Christians in this demanding line of work and to discuss together how pastors and churches can care for and equip believers in this strategic professional space.

RHR International will host lunch in their office at the corner of 10th Street and W Peachtree, which can be easily accessed from the Midtown MARTA station.

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Webinar: Pastoral Health in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis

Presenter: Tom Nelson
March 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Zoom (online), United States

In normal times, pastoral leadership is challenging. But in times of crisis, the pressure to lead well can be overwhelming. How do we remain anchored in Christ and personally whole when we face wave upon wave of discouragement?

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April 2020

Faith, Work, & Economic Wisdom Amidst a Crisis (Boston)

Presenter: Ken Barnes
April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States

How should pastors lead their congregations as the nature of workplace changes, markets rollercoaster, and fear is an easy drug?

Due to COVID-19 next week's Lunch& Learn will take place online via Zoom. Instead of focusing solely on Redeeming Capitalism, the planned topic, we will discuss faith, work and economic wisdom amidst a global crisis with Gordon Conewell's Dr. Ken Barnes.

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Financial Conversations for Women (Hampton Roads)

Presenter: Christin Thorpe
April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Zoom (online), United States

Are women’s financial issues unique? Times have changed—which is all the more reason to understand how to better manage your money. We’ll help you figure out if your spending aligns with your values and how to track your saving goals. We'll also discuss your employer-sponsored financial benefits and your support network. Please join Christin Thorpe of THRIVENT in this discussion-based workshop to learn about your options when it comes to protecting your fiscal future.

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Webinar: Pastors as Frontline Care Providers

April 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Zoom (online), United States

Over the last few weeks, the array of needs among congregation members have greatly increased. People are worrying about unemployment and looming bills. They feel anxiety about getting sick. And almost everyone is concerned for family and friends, and people who are ill. In many cases, pastors and churches are bearing the weight of caring for people. Join us as we discuss practical ways pastors and churches are embracing their role as frontline care providers.

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Relationship Building During Times of Crisis – The Scattered Church (Richmond and Hampton Roads)

Presenters: Pastor Natalie Chamberlain, Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House, Pastor Justin House
April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Join us, Hampton Roads and Richmond Made To Flourish City Networks, as we have a discussion with Pastor Justin House (Richmond,Va.), Bishop Designate Gail Roberts-House (Hampton, Va) and Pastor Natalie Chamberlain (Newport News, Va) as we talk about "Relationship Building During Times of Crisis". How do we "manage" the Scattered Church. What does community look like when we have turned the lights off, locked the doors and their is no more socialization within the context of the institutional Church.

Will "social distancing" erode the institutional gathered church and perpetuate a smaller relational scattered church since people are now communicating and caring for one another without direct pastoral oversight. Will these informal networks and groups become formalized based on needs and desires that were previously unknown?

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