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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
Developing a comprehensive network in the body of Christ, consisting pastors, church leaders and behavioral health professionals to connect and integrate effective resources to facilitate the development of behavioral health service provision.
Sanghoon Yoo, Marcia Stanton, Joel Larson, Brenda Cochran
Christ Centered Rescue & Recovery
To educate the Faith Community how to impact Arizona by using best practices in serving those who are homeless and or facing life controlling issues. To educate the Faith Community about existing Solutions and inspiring people to become engaged.
Jay Cory, Brian Steele, Jim Moyer, Father Tom Doyle, John Irwin, Nathan Smith, Jesse Dallariva
Jay Cory, Nathan Smith, Pamela Morrison
Church Planting & Evangelism
This track will encourage current and potential church planters and church planting organizations through sharing strategies to reach neighborhoods and cities. Church planters with experience will share biblical principles of church planting as well as personal experiences in launching & leading new churches.
Tom Parker, Aaron Daily
Core Values of Urban Leader Development
The core values of urban ministry highlight the importance of being one’s best as the necessary foundation for doing one’s best. The Core values are the compass by which an urban leader steers and provide a framework within which participants can reflect on important truths about the life and ministry of an urban leader.
Obed Escobar, Isaiah Sanchez, Pastor Seth, Jordan Francis, Cynthia Pena, Phoebe Cruz, Jesse Villegas, Juan Chavez, Aaron Reina, Jenna Bautista-Mata, Edwin Sicairos
Cost of Poverty Experience
The Cost Of Poverty Experience (COPE) simulation was co-designed with low-income individuals and allows a group of participants to experience one month in the life of a family or individual living below the poverty line. The goal of this experimental event is to encourage participants to collaborate more actively with low-income individuals and families in their communities to understand and address the issues of poverty and to work together to address those issues. COPE will provide participants ample time to process, discuss and dream together as they respond to what they learn about themselves and others during the experience.
Jonathan Sanborn, Jenica McMaster, Sue Baird, Elaine House
Deconstructing Millennial Leaders
Provide content to help church/organizations think through equipping/ empowering millennials. Host a conversation that allows millennials and other generations to share best practices and learn from one another. Give practical “next steps” for those wanting to train millennials.
Danielle Rinnier, Tim Griffin
Family & Marriage Strengthening
The church needs to be intentional in rebuilding the family – God’s way. Studies have shown time and time again that the father is the key to the family. If we reach fathers with the transforming message of the gospel, along with giving them practical parenting instruction – we will reach the entire family, who in turn will be transformed.
The Family Track will focus on creating a movement of churches and community partners that will 1) reach out to men and 2) equip them to be godly fathers. This will include education, motivation, and practical next steps.
Bill Ferrell, Eddie Morales, Kathleen Winn
The Global Church in Arizona
Millions of immigrants and refugees call Arizona home and many of them are our brothers and sisters in Christ. Join us for a conversation with local church leaders from around the world to learn how you can engage with the global Church in blessing Arizona.
Michel Duarte, Tom Taknan, Suresh Gunti, Jimy Martinez, Timothy Olorunfemi, Eyasu Zegeye & others
How to Start a Movement: The 4Tucson Story
Tucson consistently ranks as one of the 10 least churched cities in America. Yet by paying attention to Jesus’ prayer in John 17, and developing a strategic, all-encompassing model for city transformation, not only is unity being experienced across denominations, ethnicity, demographics, generations, and spheres of influence, but city leaders from multiple sectors have started turning to the City Church for help and answers. In many measurable ways, Tucson is improving to the glory of God. We’ll share our model, ways other communities can start/grow their movements, and focus specifically on prayer and unity as two key components to success.
Mark Harris, Brian Goodall, and David Drum
In this track, we will equip you with the facts and contextualization you need to understand the state of immigration in the United States and Arizona in 2017. We will also discuss how to approach immigration and immigrants from a biblical perspective, offer ideas and tools for developing an approach to “welcoming the stranger” with our churches and organizations, and train leaders on advocating for better policies for immigrants.
Adam Estle, Kit Danley
Native American Tradition & The Church
The goals of this track is to create open dialogue with Native people and the church, to increase awareness around the issue of the spirituality of Native people being suppressed in the church, and to help others understand the importance and significance of Native American spirituality.
Rev. Buddy Monahan, TJ Hansell
The Role of the Church in the Refugee Crisis
The goal of this track is to provide factual information on the global refugee crisis and an overview of a refugee’s journey to the US. Our desire is to educate participants on the common challenges faced by refugees in Arizona and how the Body of Christ is uniquely positioned to help. We will equip participants to build relationships with their refugee neighbors and connect them to existing avenues for engagement.
Leisa McDonald, Derek DeVelder, Cherie Gray, Mary Kaech, Dallas Cowan
SERVING THROUGH EMPLOYMENT TRAINING
Educate leaders on how to discover the work related issues in their communities. Inspire leaders to reach out to businesses and community leaders to create hopeful intersections.
Andy Myers, Jim Mullins
Andy Myers, Jim Mullins
SERVING FOSTER CARE CHILDREN
Are you looking to establish or expand your Foster Care Ministry? Join us for an interactive Foster Care simulation, Life in Limbo. After attending this track, you will be better equipped to respond to the Arizona child welfare crisis and engage your church with a tool kit and a clear call to action.
Berisha Black, Katie O’Dell, Cody Fort, Jenica McMaster
Brought to You By
Foster Care Initiatives, AZ127, Safe Families & CarePortal
SERVING MILITARY & THEIR FAMILIES
To highlight the needs of service members, veterans and their families.To show by example the things that faith communities can do to support their healing and reintegration. To encourage faith communities to become network partners of the Coalition.
To provide resources for faith communities.
Mike Wold, Dean Pedrotti, Thomas Winkel
Substance Abuse Prevention
Participants will understand how to integrate prevention programs and develop a relevant and sustainable community voice. Participants will receive critical tools and information on programs through the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. Participants will be able to engage in and register for Round Table events hosted by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family and the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Sam Burba, Terrilyn Miller
Transforming Place & People
We will identify potential churches and Christian non- profits who might be interested in starting so we can assist them. We will assist churches and nonprofits who have already started on the path and who want to know what is next. And we will spread the concept of transforming neighborhoods which has great impact when they are multiply what they are doing.
Stan Rowland, Garold Elstlon, Tim Brown, Jeff Bisgrove
Transforming Schools Through Partnerships
Arizona’s 2000 schools are weighed down with the need of our communities who face poverty, a huge foster child population and growing numbers of refugees. In 5 years our mission is to see 80% of these schools partnered with Christian communities to bring true transformation to schools and their communities.
Tracey Beal, Bernadette Gruber, Marjaneh Gilpatrick, Gary Gillespie
Youth & Family Homelessness
The goal of this track is to create awareness among attendees and to encourage hem to further educate others, to encourage participation in problem solving issues pertaining to homelessness, and to discuss next steps in our collective effort to solve homelessness.
David Hepburn, Chela Schuster, Reverend Dr. Kelly Bender, Robin Telle