How urban collectives can transform neighborhoods you are invited
Join us at our next FCS Open House July 17 - 18, 2014 at FCS (Focused Community Strategies). Hear the story and strategy of FCS from Dr. Bob Lupton, Jim Wehner and Katie Delp, along with various FCS directors and staff. Experience the neighborhood where FCS is currently giving energy in historic South Atlanta, and enjoy breakout dialogues focused on specific issues.
What does it mean to participate in transforming a distressed neighborhood? Are you doing more harm than good? Are we asking the right questions? FCS Urban Ministries celebrates 40 years of learning in the heart of urban Atlanta. Hear the story of FCS from Dr. Bob Lupton, and discover how questions shape neighborhood action. Hear from FCS directors and staff about ways to collaborate, cut costs and join God in the city. As an urban collective, FCS currently has thirteen diverse groups working together within one distressed, yet beautiful neighborhood to bring about God’s Shalom. Bring your questions. Let’s learn together.
what to expect
Doors Open at 8:45 am on Thursday, July 17th. The first day is spent with an overview of FCS Urban Ministries, time with Bob Lupton, lunch and a tour of South Atlanta. The day ends at 4pm.
Friday, July 18th we will gather in South Atlanta at 9am to go more depth with our directors about topics of housing, economic development, food co-operatives and youth development. The day ends at 3pm.
Attendees are responsible to coordinate their own accommodations and food. Light refreshments will be provided, along with lunch both days. Cost is $60 per day ($35 per day for students).