Kaleidoscope Institute Northwest Institute

February 27 - March 2, 2019

Hosted by Spirit of Grace Church

7400 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., Beaverton, OR

*All participants are responsible for securing their own lodging and transportation.

February 27, 28 & March 1, 2019

KI Facilitator Training & Building Bridges Now:

Dialogue on race and other important issues of our time

Wednesday-Friday, 9:00 am – 3:30pm (includes lunch) 

In an increasingly polarized and violent world, there are few places where people can have a reasonable and constructive dialogue about race relations and other important issues of our time.  Imagine the churches in your neighborhood having the ability to provide gracious time and place for truth-seeking dialogue that can achieve non-violent mutual understanding.

Participants will:

o   Learn how to empower your ministry with facilitation skills & the 5 basic KI processes

o   Respectful Community Guidelines

o   Mutual Invitation

o   Conocimientos

o   Kaleidoscope Bible/Text Sharing

o   Gracious Invitation

  • Experience a full dialogue process on race relations

  • Learn how to graciously prepare people for dialogue, not debate

  • Learn how to invite people from churches and neighborhoods to come to an initial dialogue, designed to achieve mutual understanding through deep listening

  • Learn how to access the Building Bridges dialogue curriculum to continue their development as dialogue facilitators by participating in future KI webinars

With these skills, you will be able to increase diverse participation of your events and enhance small group gatherings, ensuring that everyone is valued and included.

Readings:  The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb, The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed and Inclusion by Eric H. F. Law

GracEconomic Registration fee:  $450-$900

March 2, 2019

Holy Currencies Orientation:

Model and Processes for Missional and Sustainable Ministries

Saturday 9:00 am – 3:30pm (includes lunch and childcare)

Happy Hour will be offered 3:30-4:30 for continued connection

Learn how to transform your ministry making it missional and sustainable by developing the Holy Currencies: Time & Place, Gracious Leadership, Relationship, Truth, Money and Wellness.  These currencies flow and recirculate to form a Cycle of Blessings which empower congregations to strengthen their internal relationships as well as reach out and connect with the diverse populations in their neighborhoods. 

Readings:  Holy Currencies and Holy Currency Exchange by Eric H. F. Law

GracEconomic Registration fee:  $150-$300