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Creating a Culture of Belonging, with Ben McBride | Introducing the new Vital + Thriving Congregations Initiative

April 30, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

Creating a Culture of Belonging, with Ben McBride
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, online | Introducing the new Vital + Thriving Congregations initiative

After two years of pandemic, intense political division, and a new awareness and focus on racial justice, what is the response in churches? How do we meet these changes with love and join in the work of restoration and reconciliation that God is already doing? How do we live as God’s Beloved Community?For churches who have wrestled with the changes of the past two years, participated in Sacred Ground circles, or for those who have explored what it means to be antiracist, this online workshop offers the chance to delve deeper into the practices and attitudes necessary to create faith communities of deeper love and connection for everyone.

Our keynoter, Ben McBride from the Empower Initiative, will guide us through steps to transform our churches into places where everyone feels truly welcomed, included, and fully share in the life of the community. Ben McBride is a nationally known speaker and helps support leaders and organizations in creating cultural and structural belonging. Watch a preview of his talk here.

Also – this event is an introduction to the new Vital + Thriving Congregations initiative – a ministry learning hub for missional practices and practical support funded by the Expanding Horizons capital campaign. Clergy, vestry members, Sacred Ground leaders and other leaders in antiracism activities, Mission and Outreach Committee members, and anyone interested is invited to attend.

This event is free, but registration is required.

**Spanish Interpretation will be available.**