Finding God in our Neighbor Webinars
FAITH IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
Relational Ministries: Finding God In Our Neighbor Webinar
Thursday, September 16, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT
How can your church see its community as co-creators of ministry? De’Amon Harges, Mike Mather, and Seana Murphy transformed their church and their Indianapolis neighborhood by looking for their neighbors’ assets instead of only seeing their needs. They will share their stories and give you practical tips on how to transform your church's outreach to the community.
Everyone present at this webinar will receive a free Kindle copy of Having Nothing, Possessing Everything: Finding Abundant Communities in Unexpected Places by Mike Mather.
The Bible and Poverty
Sundays, Sept 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
The Rural Center is offering this free opportunity to rural churches in NC. This course explores biblical views on and responses to material poverty. It will examine the nature and dimensions of economic inequality in the biblical world and how that reality is addressed by various parts of Scripture, from the Law and Prophets to the Gospels and Acts. Emphasis will be placed on how churches can use biblical frameworks to develop more just, effective, and transformative approaches to poverty in their own communities.
This course is offered in partnership with The Candler Foundry. Courses in the Community program offers students in-depth learning opportunities situated at the intersection of the church and academy. Learn more by visiting candlerfoundry.emory.edu/courses
Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio serves at Emory's Candler School of Theology as an Assistant Professor in the Practice of Old Testament and Director of the Candler Foundry. His research and teaching interests include biblical metaphors, the Pentateuch, the Sabbath, and ancient iconography. He enjoys teaching in local congregations and has a passion for helping to bring theological education to broader and more diverse public audiences.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at email@example.com.