- To create inclusive and sustainable churches and communities.
- To transform the way community and church leaders think about church—from a static, linear and maintenance-type mode to a dynamic, circulatory, and rejuvenating vision of a church that interacts with the wider community by maximizing the flow of spiritual, human and economic resources.
- To empower church and community leaders with skills and knowledge to serve their communities more inclusively by facilitating and developing access to their Holy Currencies, thereby making both the churches and their related communities more sustainable.
Register now for the KI Summer Institute: July 15–19, 2013
2013 KI SUMMER INSTITUTE / CATHEDRAL CENTER OF ST. PAUL, L.A.
Holy Currencies: Creating Sustainable Missional Ministries
This workshop offers a holistic vision for congregational vitality that integrates intercultural competency, congregational development, and stewardship. We will engage participants in dialogue to explore five other kinds of currencies besides money that are essential for creating sustainable and missional ministries:
- Currency of time and place
- Currency of gracious leadership
- Currency of relationship
- Currency of truth
- Currency of wellness.
We will learn how these currencies flow and recirculate to form a cycle of blessings to empower congregations to strengthen their internal relationships and to reach out and connect with the diverse populations in their neighborhood.
For a fuller explanation of the Holy Currencies course, and additional details concerning registration, you may download our flyer for the Summer Institute (PDF, 774 KB).
Register using the “Register or Donate” button, below.
Register now for the KI Northwest Institute: August 19–23, 2013
2013 KI NORTHWEST INSTITUTE
RAINBOW LODGE RETREAT CENTER, NORTH BEND, WASHINGTON
Fundamental Skills for Building Inclusive Community (Aug. 19–21)
In a fast-changing and diverse world, what skills do leaders need to practice in order to create more inclusive environment in which people of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome and no one person or group is disadvantaged? In this foundational workshop, the Kaleidoscope Institute staff will guide participants through a practical and spiritual journey toward becoming interculturally competent leaders in a diverse changing world.
Topics to Explore:
- What is culture, and why are there cultural differences?
- Cultural differences and their impacts on our leadership
- Theological reflection on multicultural leadership
- Skills, models and processes for building inclusive community
- Developing a spirituality for leadership in a diverse, changing world
- Power dynamics in multicultural environments
- Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity
- Small group ministries using KI skills and process
(This course is used by the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles to satisfy the anti-racism training requirement for all leaders in the diocese.)
Holy Currencies Orientation (Aug. 22–23)
Participants will get an overview of our newest curriculum on congregation vitality and stewardship examining five other currencies beside money that are essential for a congregation to be missional and sustainable.
For more details, and additional details concerning registration, you may download our Northwest Institute flyer (PDF, 2.6 MB).
Register using the “Register or Donate” button, below.
‘Holy Currencies’ book now published; you may order your copy here
- The Rev. Eric Law’s latest book, Holy Currencies, has now been published by Chalice Press. You may order it from our website; go to the register/donate button below and enter a donation between $13.99 and $16.99 in the General Donations item, and indicate it is for the Holy Currencies book. Follow the instructions to enter your name and address and payment information, and we will ship the book to you when it becomes available.
What other people are saying about ‘Holy Currencies’
“Eric Law’s latest book combines profound insight into God’s economy of abundance with abundant practical advice to congregations on how to move from scarcity to gift. We all have assets—friendship, leadership authority, truthfulness, time and place, to name a few—which, if spent in mission, will yield new opportunities for sustainable ministry... A must read for Christians paralyzed in survival mode.”
—Thomas E. Breidenthal, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio
“Holy Currencies will quickly become a key text in congregational vitality, stewardship, mission, and organizational development... At a time when many organizations and faith communities are looking at the hard questions of sustainability, Holy Currencies transforms the conversation and offers new hope.”
—Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
“Holy Currencies is insightful, practical, and easy to use with any small group, and it has the potential to pay large dividends through the creation of energized and equipped leadership.”
—Bruce A. Barkhauer, Minister for Faith and Giving, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
“Reverend Law has once again blessed the church by brilliantly defining and describing the ecology of sustainable missional ministry. Care for and attention to this ‘ecosystem’ will help us all engage ministry in the confidence that we already have every blessing we need to be faithful and fruitful.”
—Gregory Vaughn Palmer, Resident Bishop of Ohio West Episcopal Area, The United Methodist Church
“Eric Law has taken anxiety about declining resources and scarce money and turned it upside down and inside out. With fresh new perspectives and useful tools he opens our eyes to see currencies of abundance.”
—Mark Smutny, Senior Pastor, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, author of Sacred Space for the City, Sacred Space for All
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