Blessed are the Poor: Session 4 - Spiritual Poverty Webinar
Blessed are the Poor: Engaging The Community Towards Social Transformation is focused on spiritual poverty for the month of January.
There are moments in our own in lives in which we might feel as though there is no hope. Throughout the pandemic, as we are confronted by death, racial strife, political unrest and seditious acts, economic challenges, and physical isolation, we recognize that this isn’t easy. And yet as challenging as the season we’re in is, other factors make it even more difficult. When it seems as if there is no hope, the Church is called to help cultivate hope as it engages the community.
Those tangible signs of hope are the building blocks of the Beloved Community. Tangible hope seeks justice, peace, and makes room for others in the present, but also offers a vision for the future in which all have their share of what is needed to fully live.
Joining us for our conversation this month is Bishop Rueben Saenz, of the Great Plains Annual Conference, and Rev. Tweety Sombrero, from the Four Corners Ministry in Shiprock, New Mexico, and a member of the Navajo Nation. Our conversation will focus on spiritual poverty and how the Church can offer tangible hope as it engages the community, builds relationships, and works to build the Beloved Community.
The webinar will take place Thursday, January 14, at 11 a.m. CST, and will be available as a downloadable resource upon the series’ conclusion. 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 would 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.