Community Flourishing Events & Info

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2023 Events
What Every Church Needs to Know About Poverty
Wednesday, February 15; 9:00 - 11:00am 
Empowering Word Christian Center, 4010 East State Street
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Join us for What Every Church Needs to Know About Poverty and learn the best ways to help those who come to your church seeking assistance. When someone walks into your church asking for help, we know the heart of the church is to always want to help that person. Our presentation will be interactive and will help churches learn and understand the following:
Resources Available in the Community to Alleviate Poverty
Gaps in Community Care
Different Mindsets of Poverty, Middle Class and Wealth
How to Determine Who to Help and to What Extent
Ways to Become Engaged in our Bridges Out of Poverty Project

Collaborative Network Discussions
Northwest Rockford Discussion
Tuesday, March 7,  9:00 - 11:00am 
Third Presbyterian Church, 1221 Custer Avenue 

Northeast & Southeast Rockford Discussion
Tuesday, September 26, 9:00 - 10:30am 
Stateline Church, 601 N Perryville Road 

As part of our Community Flourishing project, we have launched Collaborative Networks in 2023.  Our Collaborative Networks allow our faith community to come together with community leaders to discuss a variety of issues affecting our community
.  When we know the issues in our community, and how local resources are addressing them, we can be more strategic in a united approach.  This network will connect local churches in outreach and mobilize them to discover how the church can be an extension of local nonprofits and other community efforts.  All churches are invited to be a part of these conversations, regardless if your church is in the specific area being discussed.