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Send Me hosts workshops intended to strengthen churches, nonprofits, and ministries as they seek to engage their communities and effectively equip volunteers. Topics and workshop format are informed by the needs, challenges, and opportunities of our network and are delivered by Send Me staff or area practitioners.  By registering for a Send Me training, you agree to receive future e-blasts, event alerts, and a bi-annual training mailing.  You can always unsubscribe or email info@sendmestlouis.org if you would not like to receive these communications.

*NOTE* Plans for Fall 2021: As we navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Send Me will continue to monitor trends/guidance provided by the CDC and local municipalities and will make adjustments if necessary.  Please watch our website and email communications for the most up-to-date information regarding workshop/event locations and masking policies. Thanks for your understanding as we all work to keep our community safe.

*NOTE* Update on Timely Topics: For the past year, Send Me has offered Timely Topics - trainings informed by what is happening in the current season of ministry.  While the impetus for Timely Topics was the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen the value of being flexible with the workshops we offer.  Like our August 26 event, be on the lookout for additional Timely Topics.

Aug4
Explore the SPIRE Cohort - Featuring Dr. Shawn Duncan from the Lupton Center Aug 4 2021 - 9:00am - 10:00am Send Me is planning a learning cohort, starting in early Fall 2021, that leverages the Lupton Center's SPIRE Assessment and Send Me's relationships and ability to provide ongoing coaching. The SPIRE Assessment helps churches and nonprofits who are serving people experiencing material poverty explore the health of their current model and makes recommendations for a healthier, more holistic future.
Aug26
Timely Topic - Happy Hour Aug 26 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm If there was ever a Timely Topic to be had, it is this happy hour!  After close to 18 months of disrupted rhythms, we invite you to join with other ministry leaders from around St. Louis.  No real agenda, just free drinks/appetizers, a chance to connect with mission-minded leaders, and a brief announcement about Send Me’s Fall 2021 offerings.
Aug30
SPIRE Cohort - Assess Your Poverty Alleviation Efforts for Greater Impact Aug 30 2021 - A unique learning cohort that leverages the Lupton Center's SPIRE Assessment and Send Me's relationships and ability to provide ongoing coaching. The SPIRE Assessment helps churches and nonprofits who are serving people experiencing material poverty explore the health of their current model and makes recommendations for a healthier, more impactful future.  Application Deadline - Monday, August 30th.
Sep14
3rd Quarter Christian Volunteer Managers Network Meeting Sep 14 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am Join volunteer managers from St. Louis area churches and agencies to discuss how to best manage your volunteer program. This quarter’s topic is “8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program.” 
Oct7
“More Than an Arch” Bus Tour Featuring a Follow-up Discussion and Lunch Oct 7 2021 - 9:00am - 1:00pm To effectively engage our communities, we must know the story of why things are the way they are.  In an effort to move beyond a traditional workshop, Send Me has partnered with the Missouri Historical Society and See STL for an engaging bus tour.
Oct26
Asset-Based Community Development: What Can it Teach us About Healthy Community Engagement? Oct 26 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am For some, the pandemic exposed a lack of connection to and understanding of their communities.  Moving out of the immediate COVID crisis, churches and nonprofits have the opportunity to rethink how they engage, serve, and love their communities.  One important tool for healthy engagement is Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). 
Nov9
4th Quarter Christian Volunteer Managers Network Meeting Nov 9 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am Join local volunteer managers for the final CVMN Meeting of 2021. This quarter’s topic will be chosen by those who attend the 3rd quarter meeting.