Your congregation wants to make a positive difference in the world. Making a difference has become more complicated due to the separation, segregation and condemnation we see in our culture. If we can learn to be peaceful, authentic and humble in our interactions with others we can accomplish more. We need to learn how to find partners and be good partners.
Uniting your congregation’s efforts with those of community organizations or other congregations creates opportunities. While there are challenges to any collaborative effort, partnerships can allow you to expand your reach and do more with the resources you have.
Join Associated Churches staffers Quincy McGhee and Roger Reece as they share the 74 years of experience of Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County. They will help you learn how, through partnerships, to leverage your limited resources for the purpose of serving others. They will discuss how to lay the groundwork so big ideas can come to fruition.
Partnerships don’t have to be painful, confusing, costly, or consuming. If you approach them with the right tools and mindset you can impact your community in powerful ways.
By the end of this luncheon event, you will:
- be equipped to discuss in your congregation how to develop faith partnerships
- identify ways to get beyond “business-as-usual”
- discover ways to uncover your congregation’s true identity and vision
- have a clearer vision of healthy partnerships
Quincy R. McGhee and Roger Reece work for the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, a unique faith-based organization that brings together 1,800 volunteers from more than 134 congregations to pray, serve and work together to improve our community and respond to those in need. McGhee is the educational director and Reece is executive pastor. Associated Churches encourages collaborating and fostering partnerships. Those partnerships have included nonprofits, local governments, congregations and for-profits working to meet the needs of families, schools and communities struggling to thrive.
This luncheon workshop is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Fort Wayne. The cost of the workshop is $10 per person, which includes lunch, conversation and workshops materials.
How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."