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Reestablishing Your Congregation's Community Presence

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For decades North Americans have become increasing isolated, and the pandemic has greatly increased this problem. As we enter the post-COVID era, it is imperative that the local church reestablish itself as center for peace, hospitality, and love in specific spaces.

In this track of the Resilient Church Academy, Pastor and Professor Roz Picardo will introduce a ministry of presence, an approach rooted in listening, community exegesis, and developing a prayerful strategy.

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  • Fridays from 1-3pm Eastern
  • August 13 / 20 / 27
  • Presenter: Rosario Picardo

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to identify the "local flavor" of your community necessary for authentic expressions of Church
  • How to go beyond marketing to your community to partnering with your community

SESSIONS

August 13 - Session 1: Community Exegesis

Authentic Christian community can’t be manufactured in rows. Instead, it happens in circles. New expressions of church are cropping up. These micro-churches often take place in “third spaces” like house churches, coffeehouses, restaurants, and breweries. What does it look like for existing churches, regardless of their size, to get in touch with the “local flavor?” It means finding the ingredients that already exist in each community and contextualizing ministry to meet the specific needs.

August 20 - Session 2: Incarnational Ministry: Discovering Your Local Flavor

We are people of flavor. Jesus calls us the salt of the earth, delivering with local flavor. We are called to cook something great in our communities. Finding our local flavor means knowing the people in our community. It means doing demographical research, and, even more importantly, having feet on the street, meeting the people where they are. Discovering the local flavor requires cultural exegesis and the practice of getting to know our neighbors and communities, the strengths, the felt needs, and the opportunities to make a delicious recipe.

August 27 - Session 3: Partnering with Your Community

Often local churches find themselves disconnected with their own community. In this session we will explore the power of partnerships, leveraging your facility and assets for the community, and intentionally building relationships. The local church does not need to always have it’s own initiatives, but join the work God is already doing in a given community.


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PRESENTER

Rosario "Roz" Picardo has experience in all facets of church life, through roles ranging from church custodian to associate pastor to a church planter and served five years as executive pastor of church planting at Ginghamsburg Church with its three campuses and worship attendance of over 4,000. Roz was one of the founding pastors at Mosaic, a new multicultural church in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to his work in the church, Roz leads a consulting group for church planters/pastors called Picardo Coaching LLC and is the author of 5 books. Roz also serves at United Theological Seminary as Director of the Seminary’s Pohly Center for Supervision and Leadership Formation and as Dean of The Chapel.

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