Throughout the month of September, Made to Flourish-Chattanooga will be focusing on the concept of redemptive work. On Thursday, September 24 we will convene via Zoom as a network to discuss where we see redemptive work taking place in our
communities as well as how ministry leaders can foster redemptive work through our parishes into the workplace.
Join churches, community partners and Newsome Park Elementary School teachers and staff as we go out door to door in the Newsome Park and Marshall Courts communities, delivering empowering community virtual resources bags with giveaways, resource materials, and opportunities to win special prizes. Our schools are on a virtual learning schedule, so we are partnering to build relationships and to let families know that the local churches and other community partners, along with the teachers and staff, are here to help them thrive during these times.
How are pastors navigating their churches and communities through the social turmoil and racial tensions in our cultural moment? We are inviting pastors to connect over coffee and pastries at an outdoor event in North Seattle. We will discuss topics around the Gospel, race, social justice, and its impact on the church and community.
As a placemaking advocate, Sara Joy will unpack the biblical significance of God’s gift of embodiment in physical places, serving to moor us in our relationship to God and to our neighbors while showing how our current disorientation is an opportunity to reorient churches to creatively use places to serve those in proximity to them.
Join for a brief (and embodied!) discussion around the value of embodiment as followers of Jesus and how we can reach our neighbor(hood)s during this time of separation and isolation. Sara Joy will share ideas and activities from her new “Redemptive Placemaking” toolkit that will spark fresh innovation for knowing your local community and extending invitations for others to experience the goodness of Jesus in the places you inhabit.
Six months ago medical professionals were lauded as the heroes of the pandemic. After some of the most stressful months of their working lives, the end is still not in sight, and many are tired, struggling, and in need of support. Join us to hear from a panel of medical professionals about how pastors and churches can be especially mindful of the unique needs of these members of our congregations and communities in the coming months.