ShalomZone Training in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Each Session includes a content unit, workshop skill, and strategic planning process toward creating a Shalom Plan for economic community development in the place where you live, work or worship.

Total of six sessions totaling 40 contact hours (3 CEUS)

Starting Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9am-4pm

Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins, Berkeley, CA 94707

Led by

christensenmDr. Michael J. Christensen,National/International Director, Communities of Shalom, Director of Shalom Resource Center, Associate Professor at Drew University and Pastor of Epworth Berkeley UMC,

NDr Fred Smithational Consultant-Trainer, Dr. Fredrick Douglas Smith, Pastor of Wayside UMC in Vallejo; with special introduction to community organizing by representatives from a local community-organizing group.


Training Dates:

Total of six 1-day sessions (9am-4pm) totaling 40 contact hours (3 CEUS)

• February 1 Session One: Seeking Sustainable Change

• March 1 Session Two: Growing Healthy Communities

• April 5 Session Three: Asset Based Community Development

• May 4 Session Four: The Added Value of Love-in-Action (Sunday, 1-5)

• May 31 Session Five: Organizing to Beat the Devil

• June 14 Session Six: Multifaith, Multicultural Cooperation (and Graduation)


Registration required. $100 Program Fee includes: Training Materials, Participant’s Workbook, and Individual Site Consultations.

A light lunch will be served at each session along with Organic Fair-Trade coffee from a Multlifaith Shalom Zone in the mountains of Uganda and roasted by Thanksgiving Coffee Company in Fort Bragg, CA

“I invite you to participate in these six training sessions that will equip you as a Minister of Shalom to start a “Shalom Zone” in the place where you live, work or worship.”

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Dr. Michael J. Christensen,
International Director, Communities of Shalom, The United Methodist Church,
and Director of Shalom Resource Center, Drew University

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For further information:

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Sponsored by Shalom Resource Center, Drew University, Madison, NJ. and Cal-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church Hosted by Epworth Berkeley United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins St. Berkeley, CA 94707

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