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Building An Inclusive Church Training – Duncan Memorial UMC, Ashland, VA – March 4th, 2017

March 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Building An Inclusive Church Training

Do you want to help increase the number of Reconciling churches, communities and campus ministries? Join us for a training designed to help participants navigate the Reconciling discernment process with small groups and churches. The training will include skills building around topics common in the Reconciling process including: complex identities, framing, steps of the Reconciling process, graceful engagement, and conflict management.

LOCATION: Duncan Memorial UMC, 201 Henry Street, Ashland, VA 23005


Donations will also be taken for the light breakfast and lunch that will be provided.

Tentative Schedule:

8:30 – 9:00am: Registration
9:00 – 9:45am: Introductions, overview of agenda, group covenant
9:45 – 10:30am: Conversation on sexual orientation and gender identity
10:30 – 10:45am: BREAK
10:45 – 12:30pm: What is the Reconciling Process? Using the Building An Inclusive Church Toolkit
12:30 – 1:15pm: LUNCH
1:15 – 2:15pm Graceful Engagement & Conflict – the process of how we have holy conversations about LGBTQ justice in our church, how we work with those with whom we disagree
2:15 – 3:15pm: One to Ones – practicing graceful engagement in pairs
3:15 – 3:45pm: Next steps – both individually and as a group
3:45 – 4:00pm: Evaluation and Close.

If you need assistance please email helen@rmnetwork.org

Please register by February 28th, 2017. 


Duncan Memorial UMC
201 Henry Street
Ashland, VA 23005 United States


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