Training Events

  • Outsmarting Our Assumptions

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    High Value, No Cost!

    You know that awkward moment? We’ve all lived it. That moment when you feel tongue-tied talking with a person of a different race or culture. Our knee-jerk reaction, to minimize or not even acknowledge differences, may seem like go-along-to-get-along, but it actually undermines individuals, relationships and our impact in the community.

    Join us as Dr. Amy Narishkin of Empowering Partners helps you and your church/organization outsmart your hidden assumptions and develop the skills and heart to talk successfully with people from different backgrounds so you can be free to build authentic working relationships.

  • Theory of Change: Thinking Backwards to Move Forward

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    High Value, No Cost!

    Ministry planning methods vary, but often they are driven more by available resources or observed needs than by desired impact. Join Sarah Buek of Insight Partners Consulting and Matt Miller of Send Me St. Louis as they demonstrate how a Theory of Change can help you design impactful ministries by first identifying the difference you want to make and then thinking backwards to identify what you believe are the necessary conditions and realities that bring your vision to life. Participants will have time to begin to build out their Theory of Change.

New Resources

  • Spring Into Service: Easy Ways to Get Started!

    Winter is (finally) over and spring has begun.  It’s a perfect time to get out and serve your community!  Want to do something but not sure where to start?  Following are a variety of easy ways you can SERVE BOLDLY! The Good Earth: Got a green thumb? Serve through your ... Read More
  • Listen Well.

    By Matt Miller, Send Me St. Louis Serving your community isn’t the point. The point is a life transformed by God’s extravagant love and grace.  While serving your community isn’t the point, we serve a God who uses it to shape and mold us more into the image of Christ. ... Read More
  • The Domino Effect of Setting Goals for Volunteer Involvement

    What a great January 2016 article from Energize! Inc. – Susan J. Ellis shares an enlightening perspective on volunteer engagement (or the lack there of)! “Welcome to 2016. Just as individuals make new year’s resolutions, organizations tend to assess their priorities when a new year begins. So this may be ... Read More

Called to Serve

It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.