News from AllianceQ: April 2018
More Building an Inclusive Church Trainings Coming to You
Yes – we have added two more Building an Inclusive Church trainings to the calendar, one in Cary, NC, and one in Atlanta, GA.
Of course you are! That’s why a Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit Training is for you!
And I know, I know… you’re already starting to think – “My congregation isn’t ready to become Open & Affirming…” But – that’s the whole point! This training will show you how to move a congregation from not ready, step by step, to Open & Affirming.
Trainings are also coming to Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Texas, and Washington in the next couple of months. You can see them all on our calendar here.
Based on the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, these trainings will give you a hands on, in depth experience of the tools of Graceful Engagement, One to One Conversations, Storytelling, and more.
- Check out the calendar listing of trainings. If you know someone who might be interested, share the listing with them.
- Each calendar listing has a flier attached. You can share that file with friends by email, on social media, or printing it out.
- Are you interested in having a training near you? Contact Mark Johnston for information on scheduling a training!
The tools and the process outlined in the Toolkit enable a congregation to discover where it currently stands on the journey of ever increasing welcome and to create a plan to become an Open & Affirming congregation.
For questions and more information contact Mark Johnston, Executive Director of AllianceQ’s Open & Affirming Ministry Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several of these workshops are offered by our Lutheran friends at ReconcilingWorks. As you plan on attending one of these workshops, do be in contact with Mark Johnston for more information on resources for Disciples congregations.