It's so fun to welcome guests to FCS! Several times a year, we host an Open House for ministry pastors, nonprofit leaders, students, and community developers to see behind-the-scenes at FCS. We seek to provide honest and practical insight into our work. We share things we've done that worked well and things that didn't. And we open up about the lessons we're learning as we continue to serve our neighbors in Atlanta.
Our first 2016 Open House is coming up March 7-8. Here's five reasons to join us!
1. Hear Bob Lupton Speak
Dr. Bob Lupton has been challenging charity paradigms for years. He's authored many ground-breaking books that push the envelope on how we think about serving the poor. At our Open House, you will hear him share from 40 years of urban ministry experience. You'll have the opportunity to hear his challenging message and to ask questions.
2. Get Practical Help For Your Ministries
If you've wondered how to strengthen your work and maintain the dignity of those you serve, you'll benefit from our workshop with FCS Director of Training and Education, Dr. Shawn Duncan. He will lead you through interactive and dynamic training to equip you to lead responsibility models of charity where you are.
3. See Our Ministries In Action
We won’t only talk about the theories and philosophy behind our work. We will walk you through our neighborhood and introduce you to our on-the-ground programs. You'll be able to check out Community Grounds, our South Atlanta Bike Shop, and our latest initiative, Carver Neighborhood Market. You’ll also be able to see local housing we're developing through Charis Community Housing.
4. Meet Other Practitioners
Share meals and conversations with other leaders serving all over the country. We are always encouraged by and learning from those who attend our Open House events. You can begin building valuable relationships with others who are doing similar work and understand your challenges and joys.
5. Ask Your Questions
Our Open House events are intentionally small because we wanted to create an interactive event. You will have opportunity to ask questions of FCS leadership, as well as our local program directors. Get behind the stories and down to the nitty gritty of launching and supporting innovative community programs.
Come join us this March! We always have a terrific time of connection and mutual encouragement. We'd love to see you there. For details and registration, CLICK HERE.
Can’t make these dates? We have additional 2016 Open Houses scheduled for July 14-15 and October 20-21. Mark your calendars and send us an email to let us know you're interested!