Three times a year, FCS opens our doors and invites folks in to see up close and personal what we do and how we do it. Our Open Houses are for pastors, nonprofit leaders, students, and community developers who want to understand what healthy charity and community develop look like in practice.
If you've heard of FCS and would like an honest, practical look at the work we’ve done, the lessons we’re learning, and the ongoing desire to serve and love our neighbors well, then Open House is for you!
We’ve still got a few spots remaining for October’s event. Here’s four reasons you won’t want to miss it
1. Hear Bob Lupton Speak
Dr. Bob Lupton has authored many ground-breaking books that are changing the charity paradigm for people all over the country. At Open House you will get to hear him speak about lessons learned from 40 years of urban ministry experience. It’s a challenging message that anyone seeking to love the poor needs to hear!
2. Get Practical Help in Changing Your Charity Paradigm
If you have read Bob’s books and are asking, “Now what?!” you won’t want to miss this follow-up workshop with FCS Director of Training and Education, Shawn Duncan. He will lead you through interactive and dynamic training to prepare you to change and/or establish responsibility models of charity in your context.
3. See Our Ministries Up Close
We not only will talk you through the why’s and the what’s of our community development model, we will walk you through our neighborhood and our ministries. We’ll introduce you to our local coffee shop, Community Grounds, the South Atlanta Bike Shop, and our brand-new grocery store, Carver Neighborhood Market. You’ll also be able to see housing diversity strategically developed by our housing division, Charis Community Housing.
4. Ask Your Questions
We keep our Open House events small to truly create an interactive event. You will have opportunity to ask questions of FCS leadership, as well as other on-the-ground ministry directors. Get behind the stories and down to the nitty gritty of launching and supporting innovative community programs.
Our Open Houses are always a time of great connection and mutual encouragement. It’s a joy to be in a room with so many people seeking shalom in the neighborhoods where they live and work. Come visit us in October!
Can’t make these dates? Be on the lookout for our 2016 Open Houses. They are scheduled for the following dates: March 10-11, July 14-15, and October 20-21. We’d love to see you!