Pathways | Grow

Contextual Growth & Spiritual Formation

Love Out Loud desires for each of us as community members to be involved in service that we are passionate about - AND to be fully aware of the contextual framework that we step into and the crucial spiritual formation that moves us from transaction to transformation. We partner with local ministries & organizations to bring training and growth opportunities on a variety of topics.

The Pathways team looks forward to walking alongside you in finding the best fit for you right here in our community. We believe growth is an important part of every volunteer process. Whether you prefer reading through a book or attending a workshop, here are a few thought-provoking resources that may be helpful in getting started, sparking your thinking and stirring your heart:


This series of trainings is designed to help churches, non-profits, community groups, & individuals to faithfully & holistically bear witness to Kin(g)dom of God in vulnerable & marginalized neighborhoods. Framed by Noel Castellano’s book, “Where the Cross Meets the Streets”, these sessions will create space for practitioners to learn, dialogue about, & wrestle with paradigm shifting truths. Castellano’s contends that “the whole work of The Cross” calls us to demonstrate compassion, work for restoration & development of individuals AND distressed communities, & to confront injustice with love. Participants in these trainings will be given time-tested & biblically crafted tools to cultivate the spiritual vitality, theological depth, cultural intelligence, social consciousness, & historical awareness necessary to effectively transition from seasonal charity to sustained solidarity with the least, the last and the lost.

Upcoming Sessions:

Thurs, Feb 14th @ Venture Cafe 6p : MORE INFO

Sat, Feb 23rd @ The SALTBOX 10a : MORE INFO

Tues, Feb 26th @ The SALTBOX 6:30p : MORE INFO

Poverty Simulation

The Poverty Simulation is put on by Crisis Control Ministries.

This role-playing workshop cost $10 and will leave with a new perspective of the contexts our neighbors are often living in, and the obstacles they work to overcome everyday. Each attendee will be given a role and feel what it is like to walk in the shoes of community members living in poverty.

Join The Shalom Project at Temple Emmanuel

THIS Monday Night, Jan 14 at 5:45pm

Contact Crystal Little with Questions:


Racial Equity Institute:

This two day workshop is designed to help leaders and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both in their organization and in the community where the organization is working and for those persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities and disparities within our society. (Scholarships Available contact Kenneth:

Upcoming Dates:

March 11 - 12, 9a - 5p @ The SALTBOX : Register Here

July 9 -10, 9a - 5p @ The Saltbox: Registration Opening Soon


The Bridges Out of Poverty Training is designed to develop understanding across social and economic groups. Cultures have norms and we all respond based on the hidden rules of our upbringing. This training provides an understanding of the hidden rules for individuals in poverty, middle class, and wealth with the goal of providing avenues of success for all. Individuals who work regularly with those living in poverty or want to advocate for those in poverty will benefit from this training.

The Bridges Out of Poverty training sponsored by Crisis Control Ministry is a 4-hour session held several times a year. It is open to all residents of Forsyth County. There is no fee to attend but you must register and it is strongly advised that you read Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities by Ruby K. Payne, PhD before attending. Books are available for $10 at Crisis Control Ministry, 200 E. 10th Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101.

Sat, Feb 23 @ Crisis Control 8:30a : MORE INFO
(Free, but Registration required by 2/15)

Fri, Apr 5th @ Crisis Control 8:30a : MORE INFO
(Free, but Registration required by 3/29)

Fri, June 21 @ Crisis Control 8:30a : MORE INFO
(Free, but Registration required by 6/14)

Fri, Oct 18 @ Crisis Control 8:30a : MORE INFO
(Free, but Registration required by 10/11)


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