Communities of Shalom Upcoming Workshops in Memphis Tennessee

Early Bird Registration Ends August 31! Secure your workshop seats today for Asset Based Community Development and Community (Social) Network Mapping.Below you will find more information about multiple learning opportunities available in September. Introduction to Communities of Shalom Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:00am to 9:30am The Commons (258 N. Merton) Register to attend Have you joined the Shalom efforts in your neighborhood but were not part of the original training? Does

Crowded Course of Destruction

By Rev. Cedrick Bridgeforth, EdD How do we begin to make sense of what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri? I believe that is a question that cannot be answered quickly or easily, but I do believe there are answers to that question and the many others that come to mind and heart as we consider the loss of life, liberty and the exposure of what some might call happiness, but

Shalom Trainers to Gather at CCDA Conference September 24-27

Discount Registration Available Now! By Michael J. Christensen, Director, Communities of Shalom Have you completed the basic ShalomZone TrainingTM or Shalom Online course? Are you already a National or Regional Trainer? Or are you a training facilitator for ABCD through a similar organization to Communities of Shalom? Then this Drew Shalom certification opportunity is for you! Each year, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) national conference draws more than 2,500

A Most Difficult Concept for Christians

Leading to the joys and fruits of authentic, relational ministry By Amy Moritz, Director of Center for Transforming Communities. One of my favorite resources for Communities of Shalom is the book titled, Building a People of Power by Robert Linthicum. Within the book, Linthicum gives a great introduction to a key concept that churches need to apply if they are serious about working for the common good of their community

Toxic Charity: A Shalom Reflection

By Kory N. Turner From 2012-2013, I was a volunteer resident advisor with Covenant House’s Rights Of Passage (ROP) Program. ROP is an apartment-style housing facility that prepares youth ages 18-22 for independent living in their own apartments through case management and life skills training. I had one primary (a youth whose case I was in charge of) who struggled to keep food in his refrigerator, but refused to take