2021 Events: Mark Your Calendars!
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Churches are integral to the well- being of neighborhoods and communities. By placing ministries alongside others, seeking partnerships with community residents, and building strong networks and coalitions, the gifts of everyone can be harnessed to strengthen communities.
Upon completion of the four-units that comprise the Certificate in Community Engagement and Ministry, you will have the skills to help your congregation move outside the walls of the church building and strengthen your engagement with neighbors, and the neighborhood. You will be equipped to guide your church to deepen its connection to your community and discover a renewed sense of purpose.
2021-2022 Certificate Timeline
Foundations and Theology of Place-Based Community Building: September 7 through October 1, 2021 Asset-Based Community Development: October 18 through November 12, 2021
Connecting and Collaborating: January 24 through February 18, 2022
Facilitative Leadership: March 7 through April 1, 2022
Registration is now open for the Foundations and Theology of Place-Based Community Building.
Registration deadline is September 3, 2021.
As pastoral leaders, the call to resist evil in all its manifestations can be challenging and wearying to our souls. The Center for Faith and Imagination is here to help. We are committed to resisting racism and white supremacy by providing faith leaders with resources for individual and communal accountability, anti-racist dialogue and actions, and spiritual self-care.
Being a faith leader during Covid-19 presents many challenges. The Center for Faith and Imagination is here to help. In our Covid-19 resource center, you will find: ministry ideas, videos, links, and articles. We will continuously update our resource center with more information, so visit us often.
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Who we are
The Center for Faith and Imagination is a Lilly Endowment-funded department at Memphis Theological Seminary. We serve the Mid-South region.
What we do
CFI supports seminarians, graduates, pastors, and faith leaders of all denominations with resources and opportunities to thrive in ministry.
How you connect
Interested in our work? Email us at email@example.com and let us know.