Full of fresh ideas and practical advice, this workshop will send you home with…
- Creative ministry models.
- Strategies for engaging church and community members as volunteers.
- Practical advice on building relationships with your neighbors.
- Key steps in making community ministry an “engine” that drives your church.
- Funding ideas and partnering opportunities.
- A thumb-drive containing even more resources and information.
Join us for a full day of learning and conversation , not only with leaders who have been doing this for years, but also with peers who are just as passionate about and committed to community ministry as you are.
MORNING: Community Ministry Development
- Creative, high-impact Models for Community Ministry
- Building Relationships with Your Neighbors
- Imbedding Community Ministry in the Life of Your Church
- Mobilizing Volunteers from Your Church and Community
Lunch: included with fee
AFTERNOON: Funding and Partnerships for your community ministry
- Developing an Overall Funding Plan
- Tips on Seeking Grant Funding
- Developing Church Partnerships
Getting to the Workshop
Palmer Theological Seminary is located on the corner of Lancaster Avenue (Route 30) and City Avenue (Route 1). The “Community Ministry” workshop will be held in the main dining room of the main building of the seminary. Signs and greeters will assist you. Limited parking is available. We encourage you to take public transportation if you are able.
For additional innformation on public transportation, go to: www.septa.org
For driving directions, go to: http://www.palmerseminary.edu/about/directions.html
For mapping programs and GPS systems, use 6 E. Lancaster Avenue Wynnewood, PA 19096
This workshop is brought to you by
Word and Deed Network
A ministry of the Evangelicals for Social Action, Word & Deed Network desires to see every Christian congregation to be engaged actively in holistic ministry - leading people to faith in Christ, restoring community, and working for social transformation. Furthermore, we desire to see churches connected with each other to do holistic ministry better. The work for the community transformation is too big for solo churches to try to do it all. They need partners, and Word & Deed Network is committed to equipping “churches to make a difference, together.”
The Alban Institute
Alban is an independent center of learning and innovation that connects congregational leaders with the most creative people, ideas, and resources to fulfill their high callings.
About the Leaders
Joy Skjegstad is a national speaker and consultant on nonprofit management and ministry development. She has 20 years of experience starting and growing nonprofit organizations, with a special focus on faith-based groups, youth development and the arts. She has served as the President of Sanctuary Community Development Corporation, the nonprofit connected to Sanctuary Covenant Church in North Minneapolis and is a founder of the Institute for Ministry Leaders, a university-based training program that builds the management capacity of churches and other ministry organizations. She also served as the Executive Director of the Park Avenue Foundation at Park Avenue United Methodist Church and has held a variety of other leadership positions with nonprofits in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
A native of the Philippines, Dr. Al Tizon is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church who from 2001 till 2006 served as lead pastor at Berkeley Covenant Church in Berkeley, CA. He has also served several other churches as associate and interim pastor both in the Philippines and in the United States. He is the author of Transformation after Lausanne: Radical Evangelical Mission in Global-Local Perspective (Regnum 2008) and co-author (with Ron Sider, John Perkins, and Wayne Gordon) of Linking Arms, Linking Lives: How Urban-Suburban Partnerships Can Transform Communities (Baker Books 2008).
Al has extensive experience as a missionary and community organizer, primarily in the Philippines with Action International Ministries from 1989 to 1998. From 1993-98, he served as the founding director of LIGHT Ministries, a Filipino community development organization committed to "empowering churches to empower their communities in Christ's name."
In addition to teaching, Al serves as the Director of Word and Deed Network, a ministry of Evangelicals for Social Action/Sider Center that seeks to equip and connect churches to do holistic ministry in their communities, especially on behalf of the poor and marginalized. Al is a member of the American Society of Missiology; the Academy of Evangelism in Theological Education; and the Institute for the Studies in Asian Church and Culture.