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Vineyard Justice Network Conference 2015
October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015
How is God calling you and your church to serve the poor? Does your church already have community partnerships or do you run your own food pantry or homeless outreach? Or maybe you’re just beginning your compassion and justice journey. We’d like to invite you to join us for our VJN Forum at the Raleigh Vineyard, October 16-17, to get the resources you need to dive deeper into ending poverty in your community and developing a Kingdom, Jesus-centered approach to the poor.
We hope that you or a leader from your church can join us for a day and a half of investing in our hearts, hands, and heads for the sake of the poor.
The Conference Schedule:
Session 1 (Friday Evening): “Shaping Our Community View”. Learn from Dr. Turner (Duke Divinity School), a seasoned civil rights activist and pastor who will help us understand the racialization of poverty and the bigger picture in terms of poverty’s impact on a community.
Session 2 (Saturday Morning): “Developing the Heart.” A conversation led by Kathy Maskell on how to talk about and understand the importance of the role of compassion and justice in disciple-making.
Session 3: (Saturday Morning): “Developing the Hands.” What does a justice disciple look like in public? A session on community-based advocacy. A session led by Dr. Turner on reaching and serving your community through a grassroots, advocacy approach. It will include practical workshops that will dive into the nuts and bolts on various ways to engage with ending poverty:
- prison ministry
- re-thinking food pantries
- homeless outreach
- how we engage volunteers
- reading the Bible with the poor
Session 4 (Saturday Afternoon): “Developing our Heads.” Deepen and press into our Vineyard Kingdom-worldview when reading what the Bible has to say about the poor. Led by Dr. Theoharis, founder of the Kairos Center and the Poverty Initiative (Union Seminary, NYC)