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Building an Inclusive Church Workshop (Alexandria, VA)

March 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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: Beverley Hills Community UMC, 3512 Old Dominion Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22305

REGISTRATION:  $10

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

Tentative Schedule:

1:00 – 1:30pm: Registration, lunch.
1:30 – 2:15pm: Introductions, overview of agenda, group covenant
2:15 – 3:00pm: Conversation on sexual orientation and gender identity
3:00 – 3:15pm: BREAK
3:15 – 4:45pm: What is the Reconciling Process? Using the Building An Inclusive Church Toolkit
4:45 – 5:00pm: BREAK (Snacks)
5:00 – 5:45pm 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
5:45 – 6:30pm: One to Ones – practicing graceful engagement in pairs
6:30 – 7:00pm: Next steps – both individually and as a group, evaluation and close.

If you need assistance please email helen@rmnetwork.org

Please register by February 28th, 2017.

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