Alternative Gift Market at North Decatur Pres
Please invite your friends and families to our annual, not to be missed, Alternative Gift Market, Saturday, Dec. 7, 10am to 3pm. Shop for fair trade*, environmentally sustainable and reasonably priced holiday gifts, including many new items this year. Gifts for sale include olive oil and beautiful carvings from Palestine; hats, scarves, clothing and gifts from Latin America; delicious soup and cookie mixes made in the U.S. supporting people in transition; rugs and other gifts from local refugee and affordable housing initiatives; fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate; and beautiful handmade cards from around the world. Examples of New Vendors for 2013 are: Ties That Matter from Haiti, and One Hundred Days, Rwandan hospital bead project. NDPC is at 611 Medlock Road at the intersection of Medlock, N. Decatur Rd. and Scott blvd. Make a difference in the world, one gift at a time! For more info, contact Becky Evans, email@example.com, 404 378-5288.
BIG IDEAS for Youth Ministry
January Seminars 2014
Design your youth ministry with big ideas and best practices. This conference will provide youth ministry professionals and volunteers with practical and creative ideas to assist in developing and growing your youth ministry. Plenary sessions will include a researched guide of 25 best practices for youth ministry from how to recruit volunteers to the best practices for international travel. Experience speed faithing, a GO BIG youth ministry party and closing keynote with Rodger Nishioka, noted youth and young adult ministry experts. Details and Registration. NOTE: Housing is FULL as of 10/23/13. For other local options, click HERE.
Instructors: Rodger Nishioka, Scott Brown, Natalie Raygor, John Ryan, Chris Sarkowski, and Michelle Thomas-Bush.
S3 2013 Cohort Concluding Retreat
The five peer learning groups in the 2013 Cohort will conclude their work, reflect on their projects, share lessons learning with the incoming 2014 Cohort members and complete their evaluation process. The schedule will include opportunities to explore options for continued peer group learning. Monday evening includes dinner welcoming new groups and celebrating the accomplishments of outgoing groups. Participants will receive registration information by Dec. 1, 2013.
S3 2014 Cohort Orientation/ Retreat
This is initial orientation retreat for the five groups that comprise the 2014 cohort. The orientation includes sessions to introduce the groups to the peer group learning and group formation, how to complete final proposals, and various aspects of Sabbath, Study, and Service. New groups will have an opportunity to learn from the outgoing 2013 cohort groups as well. The agenda includes an opening dinner for both cohorts on Monday evening. Registration information will be sent via email by Dec. 1.
Baptism and Beyond: Scaffolding a Life of Discipleship
How does one guide children, youth, and young adults in being followers of the living Christ in the world rather than simply handing them information about Jesus? How do we nurture all ages to live out their baptismal vows in their daily lives in ways that are counter-cultural to a life of consumption and self-fulfillment? This event looks at ways that we can act as a scaffold for age-appropriate engagement with mission in the church and world. Special attention will be given to the elementary school ages of six-twelve, but there will also be times of engaging with how these methods of discipleship may then lead to continued progression in the youth and young adult years.
Instructors: Anne H.K. Apple and Kathy Dawson
Evangelism in Ministry - Thompson Scholars 2014
Thompson Scholars 2014 will take place April 29-May 2 and explore the topic, "A Different World: Evangelism for the Screen Share Generation." For program description and application instructions, please visit http://www.ctsnet.edu/thompson-scholars.