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2011 Special Workshops

On Location Workshops

Thursday, October 13th

Tear Down the Walls Ministries
1020 Roache St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Over ten years ago, Tear Down the Walls Ministries (TDWM) started working with the homeless in Indianapolis. This lead to serving at-risk youth and then at-risk neighborhoods. Realizing the importance of Christian Community Development and the three R’s, the Walls family recently relocated their family to the neighborhood they serve.

Hear the beginning of their story as they move into the neighborhood and their struggles and triumphs after serving here for over four years. Discover the history of their 100-year-old neighborhood and the vision the Walls have for relocation, reconciliation, and redistribution-and get the chance to help in the restoration that has already begun.

Schedule  
11:45am Meet outside Starbucks, 2nd floor, JW Marriott Hotel
12:00pm Bus leaves JW Marriott Hotel
12:30pm-1:30pm Workshop & Lunch (Italian)
1:30pm-2:30pm Speaker: Brian Walls, Founder & Executive Director
2:30pm-3:15pm Walking tour of neighborhood
3:15pm-5:15pm Experience: Urban gardening, family relocation and restoring at-risk neighborhoods
5:30pm Bus returns to JW Marriott Hotel

Workshop: Tear Down the Walls Ministries: The Beginning of Restoring an At-Risk Neighborhood

Discover the effects of white flight on the 100-year-old Riverside neighborhood. Discuss how the three R’s of CCD (Relocation, Reconciliation and Redistribution) can help reverse these effects and learn about the ministry taking place. This workshop is highly interactive.

Sign up for On Location Workshops is required. Purchase a ticket for Tear Down the Walls Ministries at the registration desk. The $10 fee covers lunch and transportation costs. All ages are welcome at this site; total attendance is limited to 40.

This site is not handicapped-accessible. Parts of this event will be held outdoors. Come dressed for the weather, rain or shine.


Friday, October 14th

Rebuilding the Wall
3513 Hovey, Indianapolis, IN 46218

Rebuilding the Wall, Inc. (RtW) stabilizes and empowers low-income families by providing the opportunity for homeownership through the renovation of vacant inner city properties. They combat social injustice by building relationships across racial and socio-economic barriers and stabilize the community by recycling resources within their Indianapolis neighborhood.

Founded in 2001 by community residents, 100% of the board and 75% of core staff are neighbors with a combined total of over 110 years of community living. RtW is striving towards a non-hierarchical culture where all are valued and empowered to contribute to the whole. As neighbors, they are weaving a tapestry of interdependence as they rebuild their community together.

Schedule  
11:45am Meet outside Starbucks, 2nd floor, JW Marriott Hotel
12:00pm Bus leaves JW Marriott Hotel
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch with RtW families (BBQ)
1:30pm-2:30pm Workshop I: Chris & Mary Provence
2:30pm-4:00pm Ministry Walking Tours: Tour RtW homes and community garden
4:00pm-5:15pm Workshop II: RtW Community Leadership Panel
5:30pm Bus returns to JW Marriott Hotel

Workshop I: Non-Hierarchical Community Development

As members of the body of Christ, we are called to reflect the Trinity who is without hierarchy in perfect communion. Rebuilding the Wall strives to live out a non-hierarchical model of shared leadership and community life. Chris & Mary Provence share the story of how Rebuilding the Wall got started and the undergirding philosophies of non-hierarchy, createdness and individinuity. They share an overview of how RtW expresses CCD through its tapestry of opportunities.

Workshop II: Indigenous Leadership Development

Indigenous Leadership development is at the heart of all Rebuilding the Wall is. Neighbors have joined together to both give and receive in shared community life. Their stories of God’s transformation have converged with each other. Come hear how God has created a safe space for them to take their own passions and use them to rebuild the community. They enjoy being with each other and love sharing their stories. As a recent volunteer responded, “there is an awful lot of love flying around” at RtW.

Sign up for On Location Workshops is required. Purchase a ticket for Rebuilding the Wall at the registration desk. The $10 fee covers lunch and transportation costs. All ages are welcome at this site; total attendance is limited to 80.

This site is not handicapped-accessible. Parts of this event will be held outdoors. Come dressed for the weather, rain or shine.


Saturday, October 15th

Englewood Christian Church & Englewood Community Development Corp.
57 N Rural St., Indianapolis, IN 46201

Englewood Christian Church, located in urban Indianapolis, is an old church (launched 1895) with a young and adventurous soul. Begun in what was once a working class neighborhood (situated on the then aptly-named Rural Street), they are now immersed in one of the most diverse and economically-challenged parts of the city. The congregation’s commitment to and development into a real community that shares life together on a daily basis has led them to the cutting edge of church-based community development.

Schedule  
11:45am Meet outside Starbucks, 2nd floor, JW Marriott Hotel
12:00pm Bus leaves JW Marriott Hotel
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch / Introduction to Englewood
1:15pm-2:45pm Workshop I: Englewood Community Development Corp. staff
2:50pm-3:40pm Walking tour of Englewood neighborhood & ministry
3:45pm-5:15pm Workshop II: Englewood Community Development Corp. staff
5:30pm Bus returns to JW Marriott Hotel

Workshop I: The Church’s Call to Comprehensive Community Development

Scripture makes clear that God’s mission in the world is that of reconciling all things, and our churches, as local communities of God’s people, have been called into this work. This theological foundation lies at the root of our work at Englewood in participating with our neighbors in comprehensive community development. In this workshop, we will explore the diverse facets of Englewood‘s community development work from housing to daycare to sustainable agriculture to book reviewing, and invite participants into a conversation about the church’s work in comprehensive community development.

Workshop II: Asset Based Community Development: Sharing Together in a Life of Gratitude

Here at Englewood, we have been attracted by Asset-Based Community Development as a comprehensive way of thinking about community development that resonates with the Gospel, particularly in its emphasis that all we have is a gift from God. In this workshop, we will invite participants to reflect on and discuss the idea that gratitude for God’s abundant gifts to us provides a theologically robust starting point for doing community development work in our own particular places.

Sign up for On Location Workshops is required. Purchase a ticket for Englewood Christian Church at the registration desk. The $10 fee covers lunch and transportation costs. All ages are welcome at this site; total attendance is limited to 80.

This site is not handicapped-accessible. Parts of this event will be held outdoors. Come dressed for the weather, rain or shine.

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