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Tue, Jan 30, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
(Speed) Networking Happy Hour

$10/Person – Pay at the Door
Includes 2 Drinks and Appetizers

After a great inaugural event last August, Send Me St. Louis and Thrivent Financial are teaming up again to provide a fun, happy hour networking event to kick-off 2018.

In an environment similar to speed dating, learn about the impact other churches and organizations are having throughout St. Louis. Additional time for informal networking will follow. Come make new connections, touch-base with old friends, and experience the joy of relationships!

Thu, Feb 1, 2018
All Day
Seeking Shalom Cohort

Deadline to Register – FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH
$15/person (Cash or Check Only)

We are excited to partner with the Lupton Center, once again, to help you and your church/organization move towards a more transformational ministry model. This 4-month, hybrid learning cohort will combine the Lupton Center’s Seeking Shalom e-Course (completed by participants on-line or through an app) with three, in-person debrief gatherings hosted by Send Me St. Louis to discuss progress and challenges, and share gained insights and encouragement.

Thu, Feb 15, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
1st Quarter Christian Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

High Value, No Cost!

Join with others from St. Louis area churches & agencies to discuss what works, what doesn’t, and how to best manage your volunteers.

This quarter’s topic:  Activating the Inactive:  Moving Volunteers from the Sidelines into the Game.

Tue, Mar 6, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
Outsmarting Our Assumptions

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.

Thu, Mar 22, 2018
9:00am - 11:30am
Theory of Change: Thinking Backwards to Move Forward

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.

Wed, Apr 18, 2018
6:00pm - 8:45pm
Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age: An Evening with Barna Group

High Value, No Cost!

Send Me St. Louis is excited to highlight the efforts of a trusted partner in St. Louis, Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM). LHM recently commissioned new research from Barna Group on what evangelism looks like in our increasingly digital world. Join us for an enjoyable evening including:

  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Presentation from Barna Group
  • Table discussion led by Tony Cook, Dir. of US Ministries at LHM
Thu, May 10, 2018
9:00am - 11:30am
Different Neighborhoods, Different Realities: How Living in Poverty Impacts Life Outcomes

High Value, No Cost!

To be part of God’s healing work in the St. Louis region, it is important to understand the complexity of our diverse communities. For those engaging poor neighborhoods, it is especially important to understand how a person’s background, community, and circumstances impact their life outcomes. Join LOVEtheLOU, a ministry working in North City, and Faith & For the Sake of All, an organization working to improve the well-being of African Americans by mobilizing the faithful, as they unpack important data, share stories about realities those in poverty face, and help you process your next steps.

Tue, Jun 5, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
2nd Quarter Christian Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

High Value, No Cost!

Join other local volunteer managers for the 2nd CVMN Meeting of 2018!

*This quarter’s topic will be decided by those who attend the 1st Quarter meeting.