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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register by April 26th, 2017.