Developing Economic Leadership in Urban Ministry
How do we shepherd the flock in the search for economically healthy and socially just urban communities? What is the role of the local church in sustainable human development? Where do we find guidance for those facing unemployment and neighborhood displacement? Join us to explore how moral and economic clarity give direction in our mission to be true disciples, fostering effective charity, empowering our congregations and creating a context for urban flourishing.
Thriving Churches: Flourishing Communities (TChurches) conference participants will envision a new framework for examining complex problems facing today’s city, founded in a Biblical economic worldview. Participants will network with other catalysts for growth in their community, ground discussion in continued emphasis on real world applications of Biblical principles, and develop leadership capacity through the resources offered for each session.
NOTE: Conference participants must currently live and work in the Pacific NorthWest region of the United States (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington). Participants will represent a variety of religious traditions and backgrounds, and all attendees must share a commitment to religious values and a respect for the rights of individuals.