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Learn

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Questions?

If you have questions, please contact Associate Director for Mission and Ministry Paul Perez

To become an Engagemi congregation

Please engage in at least one “Learn” event or experience during 2019. Resources will be available here by Feb. 1, 2019.

Goal: Congregation engages in at least one learning experience that:

  1. Deepens understanding of “ministry with”
  2. Listens to and learns from the real lives of vulnerable, different people and communities other than theirs
  3. increases understanding of root causes of systemic injustice

1. Deepens understanding of “ministry with”

For example:

  • Lead a book study from the list of Engagemi resources
  • Congregational members (a team of three or more) attend an Engagemi learning experience and share learning with congregation:
    • Volunteers in Mission Training
    • Emergency Response Team Training by Conference Disaster Response Committee
    • United Methodist Women Mission

2. Listens to the people directly affected by the issues you are seeking to address

For example:

  • Congregational members (a team of three or more) host or attend a presentation by staff and/or participants of a Conference or District Christ Centered Mission and Ministry Project
    • Contact a Conference or District Christ Centered Mission and Ministry Project to arrange
  • Congregational members host or attend a presentation by a Conference-supported Missionary
    • Contact your District Secretary of Global Ministries for more information
  • Congregational members (a team of three or more) engage in conversation with local community members and/or leaders about issues affecting the community

3. Increases understanding of root causes of systemic injustice

For example:

  • Lead a book study from the list of Engagemi resources
  • Congregational members (a team of three or more) attend an ENGAGE learning experience and share learning with congregation:
    • Keep Making Peace
    • United Methodist Women Mission