Looking to help your church get more engaged with issues in your local community? We’ll help you to collaborate with your church leadership allowing you to make the biggest impact!
Director of Local Compassion
Eastside Christian Church
How do I bring up Jesus in a conversation? Do I have to talk to people I don’t know? Do I have the theological knowledge I need to share? Anyone can start a spiritual conversation to help move someone toward a relationship with God, and it doesn’t have to be awkward!
The Bible has a lot to say about the way we care for vulnerable children. Examine the biblical principles and hear what research has taught us about caring for vulnerable children.
Initiative for Vulnerable Children
Poverty is much more than simply a lack of financial or material resources – many poor people are plagued with social and spiritual poverty, and their view of their value is affected as a result. Poverty alleviation is not just the giving of material things, but taking care of the whole human being: the social, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of the person. Learn how to rethink your approach to serving the poor.
Founder and Executive Director,
Chalmers Center for Economic Development
We live in a unique time when outreach to foreign cultures can happen across the world and across the street. Learn about diaspora engagement – reaching those living outside of their homelands.We’ll focus on outreach to three specific populations of refugees: foreign nations living locally, international students, and predominantly diaspora constituent churches.
We have been called to live life on mission. However, many can serve from a place of emptiness, hoping our service will give us personal value. This workshop will walk through steps to personal freedom so that we can serve from a place of overflow and not need.
Celebrate Recovery, Saddleback Church
1 in 5 people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime. Studies also show when people are struggling with mental illness, the first place they call is the church. The Mental Health Initiative at Saddleback Church has the tools and strategy you need to begin a mental health ministry in your church.
Pastor of Mental Health
COFOUNDER OF SADDLEBACK CHURCH
Homelessness is a multidimensional issue that can utilize many players working together in a team effort. Learn the complexities, facts, and realities of homelessness, and the collaborative approach taking place in one of our cities.
Executive Director, Trellis
The Opioid Crisis – It’s Closer Than You Think
Over 65 percent of all overdoses in Orange County are related to Opioid use. This epidemic affects more people than we know. Our neighbors, people we go to church with and students. This workshop will help educate you on what is happening with opioids in our community.
Pastor of Celebrate Recovery®
Throughout the Bible, we are commanded to care for the immigrant, the foreigner and the outsider – those who are amongst the most vulnerable in our society. Your church can start a legal support and immigration ministry from a church already using the model in their local context.
You don’t have to look very far to see the toll racism takes on our society, and with an estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery, human trafficking lurks just below the surface in both your neighborhood and around the globe. Discover strategies for how to address human trafficking from all sides – prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation.
So you’ve felt God’s nudge to make an impact in a certain area or people group in your community – now what? Learn from experienced leaders how to take your passion and make it a reality. From the initial stages of ideation and structure to launching and maintaining, gain strategies to reach the people you’re called to reach.
Mission Director of Regional Campuses Saddleback Church
God is moving in cities around the world and there’s a movement of city-centric unity and collaboration taking place. Discover the common principles relevant to launching citywide collaborative ministry efforts involving churches, businesses, local government, schools and non-profits.
Executive Director, Trellis
If you have ever worked on a team to get an outreach goal accomplished, you know that people/volunteers are our most valuable resource. Learn practical ways to love, lead, disciple, and equip them for growth.
PEACE Center Pastor Saddleback Church
Clear communication makes the difference in engaging volunteers. Rethink the way you share about outreach. Spark new interest while drawing volunteers into deeper levels of commitment through email, social media and grass roots strategies.