Join Joy Skjegstad, local consultant and author of Real Connections: Ministries to Strengthen Church and Community Relationships (Judson Press, 2021), for a virtual session on building church and community partnerships to address needs and launch new initiatives.  

Great ideas for community ministry can often best be implemented by partnering with others - schools, other churches, community centers, area businesses (for example). Particularly in these times, putting resources and ideas together with a partner can help the church make a greater impact on the many issues facing our communities. In this session, participants will get ideas and strategies for making partnerships work.  Areas addressed will include:

  • How to identify the issue(s) your church will work on in the community
  • The benefits of partnering and the many different ways of doing it
  • Practical ways to identify possible partners and develop those relationships
  • Strategies for engaging your congregation in the work