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Blessed are the Poor: Session 5 - Political Poverty Webinar

The final session of the webinar series, “Blessed Are The Poor: Engaging The Community Towards Social Transformation,” will take place Tuesday, February 16, from 10 a.m. to noon CST. Rev. Dr. Liberato Bautista, Assistant General Secretary for United Nations Ministry, with thirty-five years of experience and educational background, offers his wisdom and insight on the political sphere and the organizing aspect of life. Rev. Scott Spencer, Mosaic United Methodist Church, brings experience in the local church in engaging the community in ways that seek justice and offer tangible signs of the Beloved Community. We will also be joined in our conversation by Rev. Bener Agtarap, Executive Director of Path 1.

The webinar will be available as a downloadable resource upon the series’ conclusion. Our hope is that through this series, conversations will lead to action plans that move the church into deeper engagement in the community so that all would experience the Beloved Community.

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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.

Topics Include:

  • 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.