EHF and Bishop Dena Harrison invite congregations in the Austin area to attend a lunch workshop to learn how to build stronger community relationships and gain a deeper knowledge of your community needs. The workshop is scheduled for November 10 from 11am-2pm at Good Shepherd on the Hill.
Connected communities are a vital component of healthy communities and churches. This workshop is an introduction to training and leadership development for congregational leaders interested in strengthening community relationships and learning to solve problems together.
Congregations have told EHF that they want to better understand the needs of the families in their neighborhoods. It’s often the first step in forming sustainable relationships within the community. That’s why EHF is partnering with Austin Interfaith, a coalition of congregations known for their work in community engagement, to provide this training to congregational leaders. EHF is providing financial support to enable Episcopal churches to receive this invaluable training from Austin Interfaith.
The workshop will help congregations:
- Learn more about the people, community health challenges and assets in your communities.
- Build relationship skills to be more effective community partners and create social change for health.
- Deepen the understanding of the service mission of the church, particularly in relation to community health needs.
This workshop is an introduction to the special training and congregational leadership development opportunities available over the next year at no cost to Episcopal congregations through EHF’s partnership with Austin Interfaith.
EHF staff will provide information on resources available through its Congregational Engagement work. Austin Interfaith representatives will provide an overview of how they work with congregations to build stronger relationships in their communities and how they understand and respond to community needs more effectively.
Please share this invitation with others in your congregation or community who might be interested in this opportunity:
Community Engagement Workshop
Good Shepherd on the Hill
1700 Woodland Ave.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact EHF’s Congregational Engagement Officer Lisa Madry.
Visit EHF’s Learning Opportunities page for more training sessions, conferences and other opportunities to develop new skills and learn about new resources to enhance your congregational ministries.