Urban Ministry and Community Services

Date Topic Presenter

Theological Concepts of Holistic Ministry
Explore the theological foundations and mandate for transforming neighborhoods holistically, in Jesus’ name.

Gaspar & May-Ellen Colón
Resource Developer, Adventist Mission, and Assistant Director GC Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, respectively

Sabbath,
July 4

12:15PM and 5:15PM

Community Assessment and Social Capital
Learn the importance and logistics of community assessment, the first step in any community outreach venture.

Andy Clark
Pastor, Ohio Conference

Sunday,
July 5

12:15PM and 5:15PM

Measuring Effectiveness of Church Ministry
This workshop will enhance understanding of the relationships between actions and results.

Sung Kwon
Executive Director of Adventist Community Services, North American Division

Monday,
July 6

12:15PM and 5:15PM

Community Services Program Development
This seminar will present the rationale and steps of preparing a strategic ministry plan to guide the church in ministry to the community and to the church internally.

Gaspar & May-Ellen Colón
Resource Developer, Adventist Mission, and Assistant Director GC Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, respectively

Tuesday,
July 7

12:15PM and 5:15PM

Resource Development
Explore funding models, with emphasis on earned income in addition to other alternative revenue sources that support mission.

Michael J. Brown
Associate Director, Philanthropic Service For Institutions (PSI), North American Division

Wednesday,
July 8

12:15PM and 5:15PM

Risk Management in Community Services Programs
Learn how to create safe community service operations and sustain a dynamic risk management culture in outreach ministries.

Arthur F. Blinci
Assistant to the President, Adventist Risk Management

Thursday,
July 9

12:15PM and 5:15PM

Human Resource Development in Community Service Programs
Explore methods and best practices in developing a reliable volunteer pool for ministry.

Minnie M. McNeil
ACS Coordinator, Columbia Union Conference

Friday,
July 10

12:15PM and 5:15PM

Help! They Are So Different!
Acquire an understanding of the range of cultural diversity and a model of faithful contextualization. PowerPoint PDF

Gorden R. Doss
Professor of World Mission, Theological Seminary, Andrews University

Sabbath,
July 11

12:15PM and 5:15PM
Urban Ministry
Explore five relevant ministry models that can facilitate fulfillment of God’s mission in urban areas.
Gerson P. Santos
Gerson P. Santos, Director, Global Mission Urban Center, General Conference