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August 2019

Power Breakfast Outreach: Food Bank and Food Deserts (Hampton Roads)

Presenter: Tom Weiglein, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
August 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
Gourmet Burger Bistro, 6083 High Street W
Portsmouth, VA 23703 United States

Portsmouth, Virginia area pastors and faith leaders, join us for a free breakfast treat and conversation about the Food Bank and its efforts in addressing food deserts and hunger within our local communities.

Bring a friend or two and learn how this conversation and future conversations are empowering pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.

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Connecting Sunday to Monday (Orlando)

Presenters: Robert Olszewski, Case Thorp, Justin Holcomb
August 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
Freerider Fellowship Church, 2207 Mud Lake Road
Plant City, 33566 United States

Join other pastors for a free breakfast, and learn more about integrating faith, work, and economic wisdom within your church.  We will hear from Robert Olszewski and MTF city network leaders Case Thorp and Justin Holcomb.

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Labor Day Worship Celebration Followed by Fellowship at Mather’s (Orlando)

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Reformation Chapel at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, 106 E Church St.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Join us for a Labor Day Worship Celebration!  We will be giving thanks to God for calling us to use our labor to work with Him for the redemption of creation.

We will meet after the worship service for fellowship at Mather's in downtown Orlando.

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Lunch Event with Jordan Raynor (Fort Lauderdale)

Presenters: Jordan Raynor,
August 29 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
New Covenant Church, 1101 NW 33rd ST
Pompano Beach, FL 33064 United States

In partnership with Broward County’s Church United, we will host best-selling author and speaker, Jordan Raynor.

In 2017, Jordan wrote and published "Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to
Create, Innovate, and Risk," which became an instant national bestseller. Since
then, he and his team have helped more than 1,000,000 Christians do
exceptional work for the glory of God and the good of others.Church

This is a free event.  Must RSVP for the lunch.

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Pastors and Leaders Collaborative Lunch (Twin Cities)

August 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 15321 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, 55391 United States

There is great kingdom blessing through collaboration of pastors and churches in the Twin Cities.

Made To Flourish Twin Cities is starting a monthly meeting to discuss what's happening in the Cities through Faith/Work, Economic Wisdom engagement, and to build greater collaboration. 

MTF pastors and leaders are invited to join together for lunch and sharing.  Specifically: 
What are you learning (specifically from the last MTF event you attended)?

What are you applying in terms of Faith, Work, and Economic Wisdom?
What are you / your church struggling with in terms of FWE?
How can we help one another (prayer, processing, partnership, resources)?

$10 to cover lunch.  Hosted at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church.

$10
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September 2019

The Resilient Pastor: Lunch & Learn (Research Triangle)

Presenter: Bob Burns
September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Suite 890
Durham, 27713 United States

Join us on September 9 for teaching and a delicious meal with Bob Burns at Maggiano's Little Italy in Durham. Bob will be sharing from some of his recent work on The Resilient Pastor: How to Have a Sustained & Lasting Ministry.

Bob Burns is a pastor on staff at Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham. He previously served as the Director of the Center for Ministry Leadership at Covenant Theological Seminary, coordinating the joint Lilly Endowment research project for Reformed Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author, along with Donald Guthrie and Tasha Chapman, of "Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving."  He loves designing initiatives on how the gospel impacts issues of life and culture. Bob and Janet have two married sons and eight grandchildren.

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September Gathering (Miami)

Presenters: Mark DeYmaz,
September 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Miami Temple Church, 9175 SW 44th St
Miami, FL 33165 United States

The Challenge: Are you in leadership as a church pastor/planter, ministry, non-profit or business?

If so, you probably struggle with having the resources needed to accomplish your mission and tasks. Wondering what to do?

Our Invitation: Join us for lunch and networking as we learn how to leverage our asset to further the Kingdom, bless our communities and create sustainable sources of support for our endeavors.

About Our Speaker: Writer, pastor and champion of the Mult-ethnic Church Movement. Mark DeYmaz also co-founded the Mosaix Global Network and serves as president and convener of the triennial National Multi-ethnic Church Conference. In 2019, He is also an Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte Campus), and teaches D.Min. courses at seminaries across the country including TEDS, Western, and Phoenix.

This is a free event.

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Virtual Network Gathering (Chicago)

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT

Grab your lunch and join us on-line for our September Network Gathering!

Location: online (via Zoom)
Date/Time: Thursday, September 12th from noon to 1:30pm

We’ll be getting to know other network members who share a similar field of work, and stepping into each others’ shoes as we discuss the current, personal work challenges that keep us up at night. This will be an excellent opportunity to practice faith & work integration real time as we each seek to spiritually discern new insights and next steps that God might have for us.

Please register via the button below, and prayerfully discern other church leaders to invite!

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Forming Young Adults for Faith in the Workplace (Twin Cities)

Presenter: Elaine Howard Ecklund
September 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am CDT
Station 19, East Bank Campus, UMN, 2001 University Ave SE, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN United States

For many, work is the single largest time commitment in life. And for many, faith and church community are the most meaningful commitments in life. Elaine Howard Ecklund, professor of sociology and director of the Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) at Rice University, is currently leading a national study to understand how people integrate these two facets of life.

Elaine says about the project: “Our goal is that detailed data collection and carefully designed outreach efforts will put easy-to-understand data into the hands of as many U.S. clergy as possible and create networks of clergy who are trained to meet the spiritual needs of working men and women.”

Please join us for a conversation with Elaine aimed at helping campus ministers and pastors understand what she’s discovering about faith and work through this research, and what it means for our efforts to help students and young adults prepare for a lifetime of Christian faithfulness in the workplace.

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Engaging Generations Through Generosity (Denver)

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am MDT
Denver Seminary, 6399 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120 United States

“Engaging Generations through Generosity” is an interactive workshop for church leaders, during which participants explore different expressions of generosity and develop ideas to engage with all generations (including millennials and Gen Z) in their church and community. Made to Flourish is partnering with Thrivent to facilitate this workshop based on new, in-depth Barna Group research on Christians’ attitudes and behaviors around generosity.

This three hour experience offers you the opportunity to:

Use Barna research to understand how Christians really feel about generosity. Hint: It may not be what you think!
Learn what generosity means to different generations – And why it matters.
Collaborate with and learn from other church leaders in the Denver Metro area
Join an ongoing local learning community of church leaders if desired

The price of the workshop is $50. What you will get:

Admission for you and one additional attendee from your church/staff
A transformational half-day session filled with research, reflection, and insight-driven exercises
Participant workbook, tools, and resources to guide your learning
The opportunity to join a no-cost learning community to help put what you learn into action

Breakfast and snacks will be served.

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October 2019

The Biblical Story and the Western Story (Phoenix)

Presenter: Michael Goheen
October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Redemption Church, 2150 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282

The Bible isn't a set of separate books or disjointed principals: it's a compelling drama that narrates the true story of the world. It gives meaning to all of life and a vision for the flourishing of creation. In these lectures, Michael Goheen will show how the Bible unfolds in six "acts"--from creation to restoration -- and tells the story of how God is on a mission to renew all things through Christ.

Goheen will show how the Biblical Story provides a life-giving contrast to the false stories of our time and the idols of culture. He will argue that we need to see the Bible as a unified, authoritative, story if we are going to be disciples, and make disciples, who contribute to the flourishing of God’s world.

This event will be held in partnership with the Surge Network.

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Common Good Conference

October 5
KS United States

A Church for Monday... Exists as a counterculture for the common good Embraces God’s calling in all of life Seeks to expand economic opportunity How can the church more effectively equip women and men for their scattered mission in the workplace? In what ways can churches expand opportunity and promote economic well-being in their city? Join us for Common Good Conference 2019 as we gather across the country to explore what it would look like to be a church for…

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Impediments To A Flourishing Church and Community

Presenters: Cindy Aegerter, Shay Bethea, Ismael Hernandez, Ava Steaffens, Chris Robertson, Andrew Vanderput, Jessica Young Brown
October 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Williamsburg Baptist Church, 227 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

As we continue to express our collective belief to integrate faith, work, and economic wisdom for the flourishing of our churches and communities, the Hampton Roads and the Richmond Made To Flourish networks are hosting a conference where we will explore how pastors and leaders can begin and continue to bring these ideas alive in our communities.

During this conference, attendees will explore topics related to pastoral isolation, the root of work problems in our communities, compassion and poverty, and more. Speakers from around the country will join us to gather and equip pastors and leaders in our network.

$25.00
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Developing Servant Leaders in Your Congregation (Twin Cities)

Presenters: Dr. Justin Irving, Dr. Mark Strauss
October 22 @ 12:15 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
Bethel Seminary – Anderson Center, 2 Pine Tree Drive
Arden Hills, Minnesota 55112

What does it mean to engage in the work of leadership, in any sector, in a manner that is influenced and informed by biblical foundations and best-practice wisdom? Join us for the deeper dive for pastors to be equipped as servant leaders and empowered to develop servant leaders in their churches who lead not just in church settings but in all areas of their life and work in a manner consistent with biblical wisdom.

This seminar will include teaching as well as shared discussion and problem solving led by Dr. Justin Irving and Dr. Mark Strauss from Bethel Seminary will present and guide discussion.

This event is co-sponsored with Thrivent & Work With Purpose.

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February 2020

Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 5, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am MST
Shiloh Community Church, 19021 N 32nd St
Phoenix, 85050 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.

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Serving Your Neighborhood Through the Built Environment (Phoenix)

Presenter: Sara Joy Proppe
February 5, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
New City Church, 1300 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004 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.

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March 2020

Exegeting the City (Phoenix)

March 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm MST
Redemption Church, 2150 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Pastors are often trained in how to study the Bible, but we rarely have
opportunities to learn how to study our city. Exegeting the City is a full-day class
that will help us understand the history, design, challenges, and assets of
Phoenix. We will turn the city into a classroom as we visit a variety of
neighborhoods, buildings, museums, and organizations in our city.
This class will provide pastors with the opportunity to interact with city leaders,
business leaders, educators, historians, and others who can help us understand
Phoenix and the role of the church can play in contributing to the flourishing of
this place. This class will expose the pastors to the basic tools of exegeting a
city, neighborhood, or community. This immersion experience will seek to expose
the theological truth that we are our “brother’s keeper” and that “we reap what we
sow” for good and ill.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify individual leaders, ministries, churches, and businesses, city leaders
who are doing substantial Kingdom work in the Valley and learn how we can be
shaped and partner with them.
2. Observe multiple theological perspectives and develop an appreciation for
how the whole church can provide theological perspectives that are like a
symphony making beautiful sounds to the Lord in benefit to our city.
3. Observe multiple contextual ministry philosophies with the purpose of learning
best practices and emerging trends.
4. Form new relationships with city leaders in the marketplace, the church, the
civic center, and among the poor.
5. Develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the city of Phoenix.
6. Identify various barriers and challenges the church of Phoenix faces in
addressing the needs of the city. Develop strategic partnerships and plans to
address them.

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