Love Out Loud wants community members to be involved in service that they are passionate about - but to also be fully aware of the contextual framework that we step into.
These training labs are deeply encouraged, open, and free to all.
Holistic Compassion Ministry Training labs are part of our Pathways Growth sessions, designed as part of our Pathways process to assist community members in taking a step back from serving and walk through a process of personal assessment, contextual growth, and engagement before serving in order to plug them into service opportunities that fulfill the center of who they were created to be. By partnering with Community Organizations we are able to help provide these Growth Sessions to you.
Pathways literally helps people find their passion - find their purpose - find their place.
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Proclamation & Formation
Saturday, June 23, 10:30a - 12:30p
The intro session will cover what I call “the great divorce” between social action & spiritual renewal or evangelism in churches & make the case that a “whole Gospel” requires that we reconcile & wed these two approaches into one vibrant witness. We will wrestle with how we as the community of Jesus are to be formed individually & corporately by God’s love to winsomely proclaim Good News to the poor.
Demonstration of Compassion-
Grounded by Jesus’s mission statement found in Luke 4 & the parable of the Good Samaritan we will dialogue about the biblical theme of concern for the poor & vulnerable, the call to eliminate human suffering, how paternalism perverts our demonstrations of compassion, & develop sensitivity to the conditions of marginalized communities through a poverty simulation exercise. We will walk participants through an assessment of their current posture in the community & also help practically distinguish the differences between relief & empowerment ministries.