Blessed are the Poor: Session 3 - Physical Poverty Webinar
The webinar series, “Blessed Are the Poor: Engaging The Community Toward Social Transformation,” is focused on physical poverty for the month of December. Our journey through these spheres of poverty continues from economic poverty to cultural poverty into physical poverty, and our definition of poverty broadens. As it broadens, so too do the challenges we face as we seek to live into hope and the fullness of life.
What does it mean to seek justice and peace for those who experience the effects of systemic injustice—in particular, injustice related to physical health? The pandemic continues to bring to the forefront issues that have been ignored in the past. It has also uncovered ways we have overlooked those who experience poverty.
Our panelists for “Blessed Are the Poor: Engaging The Community Toward Social Transformation” are Ann McCullen, Executive Director of the Edwards Street Fellowship Center in Mississippi, and Micheal Pope, CEO and Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay. Our conversation will focus on wholeness and healing, what it means to be without access to the things of physical health, and how local congregations, their leaders, and people, can engage the community to work to build the Beloved Community. Both panelists have much to offer through their experiences that can help in discerning the most effective ways to engage the community.
This webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 15 at 10 a.m., CST. It will also be available as a downloadable resource upon the series conclusion in February for those who did not register for the webinar series.
Our hope is that through this series, conversations will lead to actions that work for justice in ways that offer God’s life-giving power and love to others so that all will experience the Beloved Community in its fullness.
Blessed are the Poor, is a webinar series designed to help church leaders engage with the people in their communities and reflect on the different ways in which people experience poverty.
This webinar will help contribute to the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Discipleship Ministries and Path 1 will be exploring the many experiences of poverty in two-hour sessions that will take place once a month for five months, from October 2020 through February 2021.
- Economic poverty
- Cultural poverty
- Physical poverty
- Spiritual poverty
- Political poverty
Each Session Includes:
- Panelists offering perspectives on a national and global level
- Panelist sharing experiences, learnings, and best practices to help leaders in local church settings
- Resource guide complete with theological discussion questions, Bible study, and community engagement tools
- Cohort community options for further discussion and support in implementing actionable steps
- Digital bundle of online resources to assist leaders during the series
This series is an opportunity to support your continued discernment of how God is calling you and your congregation to engage with your community and your work for justice, so that all people will have the opportunity to experience God’s power for life and live into what God desires for us— the beloved community.