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October 2019

Common Good Conference 2019 (Chicago)

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Christian Life Center, 2552 135th St.
Blue Island, IL 60608 United States

We will host a nationally broadcasted conference, Common Good 2019: A Church for Monday. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christian Life Center (2552 135th st. Blue Island IL)


This is a great event to help you build momentum and vision for faith and work integration at your church. We encourage you to bring others from your church to be inspired by these national speakers, as well to hear from other Chicagoland church leaders to learn how they are leading their congregations toward becoming a church for Monday
 
The conference will address themes like:
* How are other Chicagoland churches equipping for faith and work integration?
* How can I understand a sense of God’s calling wherever I work?
* How do I follow Jesus at work in a post-Christian culture?
* How can we as the church multiply opportunity for all (especially the vulnerable)?
* How do we be champions of human dignity in our work?
* How can the church be a faithful presence in our communities?


The speakers include a mix of pastors and local speakers (Bryan Loritts, Larry Osborne, Tom Nelson), business leaders and entrepreneurs (Helen Hayes, Thomas Kim, Winnette Mcintosh, Robin John), and scholars (Karen Ellis). 



Stayed tuned for the list of local speakers and faith & work expos who will be present at the conference.



Tickets are $39 until September 15 and increase to $59 after this date. You can register here at the link below.
 
I hope you’ll join us!

$39 – $59
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Common Good Conference (Twin Cities)

Presenters: Bryan Loritts, Larry Osborne, Tom Nelson, Helen Hayes, Thomas Kim, Winnette Mcintosh, Robin John, Karen Ellis
October 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
GracePoint Church, 2351 Rice Creek Road
New Brighton, MN 55112 United States

The Common Good conference is designed for anyone who wants to connect faith in Christ to the work they do everyday, whether paid or unpaid.  The conference will address themes like

How can I understand a sense of God’s calling wherever I work?
How do I follow Jesus at work in a post-Christian culture?
How can we as the church multiply opportunity for all (especially the vulnerable)?
How do we be champions of human dignity in our work?
How can the church be a faithful presence in our communities?

The speakers include a mix of pastors (Bryan Loritts, Larry Osborne, Tom Nelson), business leaders and entrepreneurs (Helen Hayes, Thomas Kim, Winnette Mcintosh, Robin John), and scholars (Karen Ellis).

This national Made to Flourish conference is being hosted locally via live stream by GracePoint Church. Lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided.

Tickets are $39 until September 15 and increase to $59 after this date.

$59
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Church Planting Today and In the Decades to Come (Portland)

Presenters: Mike Kelly, Chuck Bomar
October 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT

Join Chuck Bomar and special guest, Mike Kelly from City to City on October 10th for a time of connecting over lunch.  Gain resources and continue the discussion of church planting in the context of Portland.

Against common thought, the Global Church is actually growing faster than at any time in our 2,000 year history.  But, the Church in the West is shrinking. 

How should we respond?

For more information or to RSVP please contact lauren@colossaechurch.org

Free
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Transformational Leadership and Organizations (Cleveland)

Presenter: Jeremy Lile
October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Front Porch Cafe, 798 Grant St.
Akron, OH 44311 United States

Transformational Leadership and Organizations: Strategic Planning, Practical Tools, and Wisdom for the Flourishing of Leaders and Organizations.

Leadership is an inward journey that can lead to the transformation of culture, organizations, and cities.  It takes tremendous courage to lead.  It also takes strategy.  Join us as we take a journey inward that will make us better leaders - leading better organizations.

Free
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November 2019

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

Presenter: Patrick Lencioni
November 14 @ 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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February 2020

Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 6, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
Via Church, 740 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205 United States

Your physical place in your neighborhood matters and your property has the power to be a life-giving presence to all who encounter it, even those simply walking by on a weekday afternoon.

This session with Sara Joy Proppe will consider how our engagement with the built environment is a fundamental component of our calling to seek the welfare of the city.

This conversation is for anyone who is a steward of a place, including church properties, office buildings, or homes. This online workshop will include a short talk by Sara Joy Proppe and a brainstorming session about ways we can be creative placemakers in Phoenix.

Bio:

Sara Joy has a passion for cities, stories, and the Church. She loves to imagine how churches can be active and faithful participants in city planning and development in order to bring hope and redemption to the setting of our stories. She speaks and writes for a variety of audiences on this topic. She currently works full time as a Project Manager in commercial real estate development in Minneapolis, where she oversees mixed-use and historic rehab developments. She serves on the Executive Board for the Congress for New Urbanism - Members Christian Caucus. She is also the co-chair for the Urban Land Institute Minnesota's Young Leaders Executive Committee.

Sara Joy holds a B.A. in English Literature and a Masters in Community & Regional Planning. She loves to cook, garden, and bike around town. She shows her Texas roots with many aptly-placed y'alls in her conversations.

Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, there is a team of local organizers and supporters for Proximity Project. They work in industries such as affordable housing development, economic development, real estate brokerage, urban planning and academic research. Together they dream about how to change the Twin Cities through encouraging faithful presence and good design in their churches and neighborhoods.Sarah 

This workshop will be a virtual workshop through Zoom. The link and login instructions will be sent to anyone who registers.

Free
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