FREE WEBINAR: Christian Community Development
A WEBINAR CO-SPONSORED BY NORTHERN SEMINARY & CCDA
Jonathan Brooks is a Northern Seminary alum and the student mentor of Northern’s 5-year BA/MDiv program.
Reesheda Graham-Washington serves on the board for Christian Community Development Association.
How does community development fit with the gospel and the church? How does the church minister in neglected neighborhoods?
Wayne Gordon, “Coach,” and Jonathan Brooks, “Pastah J,” and Reesheda Graham-Washington are leading voices in Christian Community Development. They will be sharing from years of experience in leading local congregations in Chicago. Join our webinar to hear stories of creative ministry in the urban context and to learn the important principles and practices for holistic Christian community development.
In this webinar we will:
–Gain theological frames regarding God’s justice and reconciliation.
–Learn practices for working in neglected neighborhoods.
–Receive practical training for how to study your context.
–Hear stories from pastor-practitioners with decades of experience in urban ministry.
In over 37 years of ministry “Coach,” as he is affectionately known, has played a key role in numerous community development initiatives. He is one of the founders of the Lawndale Christian Health Center, a healthcare ministry that sees over 150,000 patients per year. Wayne was the founding president of the Lawndale Christian Development Corporation and a founding board member of Christian Community Development Association.
Pastah J serves as Senior Pastor at Canaan Community Church in West Englewood and has taught elementary education and arts in inner city Chicago for over a decade. As a firm believer in investing in the community you grew up in, Jonathan has a deep desire to impress this virtue on the students and young people in his congregation, classroom, and community.
Executive Director of Communities First Association,
Author Soul Force: Seven Pivots Toward Courage, Community, and Change
Reesheda is the Executive Director of Communities First Association, the Founder and CEO of L!VE Cafe, a transformational experience cafe and creative space, a licensed minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, and a former education leader in Chicago Public Schools. Reesheda helps individuals, communities, and organizations recognize the actual and realize the ideal through speaking, coaching, training, consulting, and facilitating.
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