The “All People’s Conference” at the Church for All People in Columbus, Ohio, October 27-29. The event features Bishop Leonard Fairley, Bishop Greg Palmer and Harriett Olson (United Methodist Women) and a variety of workshops. Some will remember Rev. John Edgar, pastor and executive director of the Church For All People, who led our Bible Study at the Annual Conference 2017.
Join us as we delve deep into God’s heart for diversity, inclusivity, and justice in our communities. Each of our unique gifts strengthen the Body of Christ, helping us become local agents for community transformation. Explore how multiethnic and multiclass ministry can take your church community deeper in becoming the hands and feet of Christ on earth.
Whether you yearn to take the next step in reaching out to a community that is different from the people who sit in the pews on Sunday, or are already engaged in multicultural ministry and desire for it to grow, this event is right for you!
This conference is experiential. Participants will join members of our diverse community in worship, dialog, shared learning, and fun. Plenaries and workshops are designed to meet you where you are and engage your questions as we explore best practices for inclusive ministry.
You’ll learn how to:
- Foster a racially diverse congregation with members across the income spectrum
- Use worship that is diverse and welcoming to strengthen your community
- Launch outreach programs that use local assets to address community concerns
- Engage a base of partners that can support and sustain your ministries
- Maintain your spiritual center through the swirl of ministry
- And so much more!
This application is to request funding to attend the All People Conference. The money available from the conference will provide up to the registration fee (which includes 3 meals) and hotel (double occupancy). Transportation to and from Columbus and additional meals are the responsibility of the individual. This conference will offer 1 CEU.
You can find out more about the event on their website: http://www.4allpeople.org/allpeopleconference/