It’s a critical time for The United Methodist Church in today’s challenging world, but leaders in the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area believe churches can take on this challenge with the right tools in place.
The Greater Northwest Office of Innovation – a team of leaders supporting the Pacific Northwest, Oregon-Idaho and Alaska Conferences – has put together a one-day Asset Based Community Development training on April 26 at First United Methodist Church in Seattle called “Love Thy Neighbor.” Clergy or anyone in churches interested in community development are encouraged to attend.
“Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) will help us to understand the community from a positive perspective,” said Leroy Barber, director of congregational development for the Oregon-Idaho Conference. “We will learn what our neighbors have to offer and how we join them in the walk toward common good and open the doors of creativity.”
The all-day event will feature trainers and guest speakers Majora Carter, Alexia Salvatierra and John McKnight and will focus on addressing questions such as: How do we become good partners in the public square? What gifts and resources are available? How do we learn from those around us and what is our role as a community of faith?
Register and learn more about the training at the Love Thy Neighbor website.