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Building An Inclusive Church Training – St John’s UMC, Memphis, TN – Apr 29th, 2017

April 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 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: St John’s UMC, 1207 Peabody Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

REGISTRATION:  $10 + Eventbrite fee

Donations will be taken for the light breakfast that will be provided. We will be taking an extended noon break and carpooling to a local Panera for lunch – please bring cash/cards to cover the cost of lunch.

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 – 2:00pm: LUNCH plus opportunity to participate in some local outreach

2:00 – 3:00pm 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

3:00 – 4:00pm: One to Ones – practicing graceful engagement in pairs

4:00 – 5:00pm: Next steps – both individually and as a group, evaluation and close.

If you need assistance please email helen@rmnetwork.org

Please register by April 26th, 2017.


St John’s United Methodist Church
1207 Peabody Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States


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