TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATIONS SERIES
SAVE THE DATES!!!
- TRAUMA-INFORMED MINISTRY WORKSHOPS – 4-PART SERIES
- THURSDAYS: JANUARY 11, 18, 25, & FEBRUARY 1
- JANUARY 11 = 1:00-4:00 PM CT; JAN. 18 & 25 & FEB. 1 = 1:00-3:00 PM CT
- LEADERWISE CONSULTANTS & FACILITATORS
- CAROLINE BURKE, PHD, LP
- REV. LAURA BETH BUCHLEITER
- JOANNA QUANBECK, PHD, LP
- $75/members; $100/non-members = all four workshops
- ECUMENICAL ANTI-RACISM PANEL & WORKSHOPS
- DATE/TIME TBD: FEBRUARY, 2024
- UCC, PC(USA), UMC, ECMN, ELCA ANTI-RACISM & DIVERSITY & EQUITY LEADERS
- SUSTAINABLE FINANCES/SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURISM
- DATE/TIME TBD: APRIL, 2024
- LEADER TBD
Registration for all four workshops is encouraged. All will be hybrid – hosted at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and on zoom.
TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION SERIES
TRAUMA-INFORMED MINISTRIES WORKSHOP SERIES
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2024 – 1:00-4:00 PM CT
THURSDAYS, JANUARY 18, 25 & FEBRUARY 1, 20234 – 1:00-3:00 PM CT
UNITED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY – HYBRID
This workshop series aims to equip congregational leaders—pastors, staff, volunteers—in taking a trauma-informed approach to their ministry, so that they may provide safe care and connection to those in their congregation and community. A trauma-informed approach involves being attuned to the ways in which a person’s life context and lived experience may shape how they are able to receive care or to experience safety and connection. A trauma-informed approach is necessary now more than ever as the times we have lived through, and are living in now, are stirring up strong emotions and deep trauma in those we are serving. People are hurting. How can church leaders be present in a different way–a trauma-informed way–to those who are significantly struggling?
LeaderWise facilitators lead all four workshops.
The series will have 4 workshops; the first workshop will be 3 hours (1:00 – 4:00 Central), and each of the next three will be 2 hours (1:00 – 3:00 Central). Registration and participation in all four workshops is encouraged.
$75/members; $100/non-members = all four workshops
Trauma-Informed Ministry as Leaders in Your Parish – Caroline Burke, Ph.D., LP
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2024 (1:00-4:00 PM CT):
Religion, the Bible, and Spiritual Trauma – Rev. Laura Beth Buchleiter
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2024 (1:00-3:00 PM CT)
Trauma and Grief – Joanna Quanbeck, Ph.D., LP
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2024 (1:00-3:00 PM CT)
Trauma and Intersectional Identities –
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2024 (1:00-3:00 PM CT)
The total cost for all four workshops is $75/members; $100/non-members.
These workshops are led by LeaderWise facilitators.
These workshops are co-sponsored by our judicatory supporter, The Synod of Lakes and Prairies.
MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL ANTI-RACISM PANEL
WEEKDAY, PM – TBD
UNITED THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY – HYBRID
DATE & [EVENING] TIME TBD: FEBRUARY/MARCH, 2024
We are grateful to our PC(USA) and UCC supporting judicatories and neighbors for making it possible to gather so much anti-racism wisdom, experience, and creativity in one space.
Friends from United Methodist, Episcopal, Lutheran and other traditions are heartily encouraged to join this conversation.
Invited presenters include Anti-Racism and Diversity & Equity leaders from the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ, the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, the Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church, several Minnesota Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synods, and the Episcopal Church of Minnesota.
The day will include:
- Denominational histories of antiracism efforts and resources
- Panelists discussion on specific big-lens topics
- Preliminary Q&A from participants
- Breakout sessions: panelist-led discussions/workshops with affinity groups (either denominations, contexts, or areas of ministry; TBD)
- Final full-group Q&A and closing comments
Participants will be added as we receive confirmation. To date, our panel includes:
Jane serves as Principal Minister at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, United Church of Christ (UCC). Jane is chair of the newly formed ad hoc anti-racism committee for the Minnesota Conference of the UCC. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Conference and as Conference Moderator. Jane is committed to an ongoing journey of training and growth as a white person seeking to embody anti-racist values. Through parenting, she has gained many new understandings and capacities related to trans-racial solidarity. She and her congregation work for racial justice and climate justice in partnership with the Sacred Solidarity Network, ISAIAH MN, MN 350 and MN Interfaith Power and Light.
DATE & TIME TBD: APRIL/MAY, 2024
In response to several Summer reCONNECTion Tour conversations, we’re excited to provide an opportunity for congregations of all size to explore what social entrepreneurship is, how it can create sustainable revenue streams in a variety of contexts, and how creativity can mean those revenue streams benefit the whole community.