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- Overview of Training
The Shalom Resource Center at Drew University provides on-going training, technical assistance, and relational support to registered communities of shalom.
Shalom Training empowers people to seek shalom by living in a particular community and be catalyst for positive change and systemic transformation. Theologically, this is referred to as “incarnational ministry” following the divine pattern: “And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14).
Practically, ShalomZoneTraining equips local ministry teams in asset-based and collaborative approaches to systemic change, economic prosperity, healing and health, and sustainability. This six-point approach to community transformation can be easily remembered by the letters of shalom:
The people all say: ‘We did it ourselves.’
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Informed by the shalom vision, mission and spiritual values, a Communities of Shalom basic training course was developed to equip persons to identify resources and lead in the development of their communities.
The Shalom training is organized in five day-long sessions over a six month period.
The training is offered to congregations and community members in annual conferences and geographical regions who request it and meet certain qualifications.
Shalom Teams, comprised of congregational and community leaders, learn specific skills in prophetic leadership, strategic planning, community organizing, asset-based community development, fund-raising, multicultural relationships, and utilizing partnerships for systemic change.
Follow-up training, technical assistance, relational support, and social networking further enhance the exchange of ideas for building stronger communities.
To date, over 380 Shalom sites have received training in the United States, West Africa, and Zimbabwe. Currently, approximately 100 communities of shalom are active in the world.