March 28 – April 6, 2017
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly
Friday, June 30 2017
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
American Baptist Churches-USA
Biennial Mission Summit
June 29-July 2, 2017
Portland, OR USA
BPFNA events at the ABC-USA Mission Summit
Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience Workshop
Thursday, June 29, 2017
9 AM - 4 PM
Trainer: LeDayne McLeese Polaski
Cost is $50. Register through ABC-USA.
We all come from broken homes.
In our own way we are each shattered pieces.
Remember though, mosaics are made from broken pieces
and they are still works of art.
Trauma and loss are part of every human life. As church leaders, we have our own traumas, accompany parishioners through traumatic events, work with people in various stages of the trauma cycle, and lead organizations with their own stories of corporate trauma. Unaddressed, these experiences can lead to an endless cycle of violently acting in against ourselves and acting out against others. When we address our personal and shared traumas and losses, we are better equipped to break the cycle, find healing for ourselves and strengthen our relationships.
In this workshop, we’ll explore:
- The types of trauma
- The impact of trauma
- Acting in and acting out cycles
- Breaking free of the cycle
- Memorializing our losses
- Imagining a hopeful future
Peace, Justice, and Fun
Co-sponsored by Equal Exchange
Friday, June 30, 2017
Free! No registration required.
A lively, late-night concert featuring the music of Steve Gretz and Leslie Lee. Leslie and Steve, who wrote the song One Great Hour to Share, have performed often for BPFNA member churches around the country. Click here to check out their website.
Snacks provided by Equal Exchange.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Register through ABC-USA
More details coming soon!