Board of Church and Society
Board of Church & Society Presents:
REPAIRING THE RUINED CITIES CONFERENCE
A discussion of ministry tactics and how your church can coordinate with agencies in your area to help those in need.
"They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many gerenations" --Isaiah 61:4--
What can your church do when someone comes to the Christian Community with a material need? The Board of Church and Society invites your faith community to consider this question in the upcoming "Repairing the Ruined Cities" conferences this fall. Guest speaker Kathleen Finkle with over 20 years of experience in H.E.L.P.S. ministry will lead a discussion for churches.
Churches interested in starting a ministry for the local people in need are invited to participate in a discussion about: coordinating with local agencies, recruiting volunteers, setting appropriate ministry boundaries and working with local businesses.
Churches with existing systems and policites for helping those in need are invited to attend and bring along their ministry information to network with peers, gain up-to-date regional information and receive feedback on the questions that have arisen in their ministry.
Date & Time:
September 29th at Mt. Vernon First UMC
Cost is $30.00, discounted to $20.00 if registered before September 14th.
The fee includes a catered lunch which will be served at the event.
Event Schedule: (same for both dates)
9:00 - 10:20 a.m. The Calling and the Story of H.E.L.P.S.
10:30 - 11:50 a.m. When Someone Asks for Help
12:00 -- 1:00 p.m. Catered Lunch
1:00 -- 2:40 p.m. Working with local agencies and government programs
2:40 -- 3:00 p.m. Recruiting Volunteers
4:00 -- 5:00 p.m. Setting Boundaries