online course JPGInternational Director, Dr. Michael J. Christensen, and Communities of Shalom Training and Resource Center at Drew University, are pleased to present the Fall Shalom Online Training course for 2014.

“Stepping Up from Charity to Sustainable Community Development—the Six Threads of S-H-A-L-O-M” covers the distinctive, faith-based, “shalom zone approach” to economic community development in urban neighborhoods and rural areas.

By identifying hidden assets and mobilizing internal resources, rather than depending on charity and external inputs, vital communities can be empowered and transformed.

We hope you will consider getting trained on how to start a “Shalom Zone”– a tangible demonstration act of God’s Shalom in the place where you live, work or worship!

Developed by Communities of Shalom—an initiative of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church—ShalomZone Training™ now is available both Online [register here] and Onsite (by applying for training and making arrangements with Drew-certified Shalom Trainers).

This 24-hr Shalom Online training course on asset-based community development is offered through Drew’s partnership with Northwind Institute for 2 non-academic Continuing Education Credits at a reduced program fee of $49 during the Fall Semester 2014.

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Syllabus for Shalom Online course Fall 2014

Watch the Welcome Video to the Online Course