Groups and individuals often contact Mobile Loaves & Fishes because they are interested in learning the essentials of our unique “Community First!” philosophy of building relationships with the homeless. Through this incarnational model of hospitality, we work alongside—rather than merely providing for—our brothers and sisters coming up off the streets.
This Symposium package is tailored specifically to guests who hope to take the vision of Community First! into their own cities, organizations, and ministries. The Symposium is far more than an overview of Community First! Village’s history and operations. Rather, the staff of Mobile Loaves & Fishes offer a relational consultation process. Through talks, workshops, tours, and more, we hope to give others the benefit of over a decade of wisdom regarding this paradigm-breaking, faith-based approach to housing the chronically homeless with compassion and dignity.
Attendees will learn how empowering volunteers orients our entire approach to addressing the causes of homelessness. We will also discuss how the programs at CF! Village provide our “newly-homed” neighbors with purpose, dignity, and, for those who need it, a modest living income that enables them to pay for their rent at the Village. Symposium participants will receive an insider’s look into the faith, values and principles of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Community First!, exploding conventional ideas about what it means to care for the homeless.
To get the complete Village experience while you are here for the Symposium, we invite you stay here at the Village's Community Inn, our newly-opened overnight lodging for guests. Your Symposium Eventrbrite ticket does not automatically include lodging, as we only have a limited number of units available at this time. However, we encourage you to explore available units and book online at The Community Inn.
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