2024 CHURCH PARTNER LUNCH
Bringing local church and ministry leaders together on February 28 for a time of connection, discussion, and remembering what it means to shepherd with God’s heart.
Just like the days Jesus walked this earth, the community has needs. As carriers of Christ’s love, the church longs to help and meet those needs. But what if your staff is stretched thin, your time is divided, or you don’t have the resources for this particular need in front of you? If we’re honest sometimes we just don’t know how to help. At some point the church is faced with the dilemma, “I want to help, but…”
Love INC Littleton helps churches help people by developing a network of local churches and connecting them with opportunities to serve their neighbors in need. Sometimes that looks like diapers, clothing, furniture, food, transportation, or life navigation. As each church leans into its strengths, together we are better able to love and support our neighbors in the name of Christ.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2024
11 A.M. TO 1 P.M.*
(*with bonus breakout sessions 1-2 P.M.)
Ascension Lutheran Church
1701 W Caley Ave
Littleton, CO 80120
Church pastors, Administrative front lines, Outreach team leaders…in other words, those who are most often confronted with the needs of their church and community
What to Expect
The free Church Partner Lunch is a time of fellowship and inspiration where local church and ministry leaders can:
- Connect with one another.
- Enjoy lunch and conversation about the challenges and joys of shepherding from God’s heart.
- Share current needs your church sees in the surrounding community.
- Learn how Love INC is responding to ongoing needs and helping churches love and serve in the name of Christ.
Lunch is provided (with DF, GF, V options available). And there will be time to fellowship, discuss relevant topics, and collaborate on ways to serve the community well together.
*BONUS Breakout Sessions!
When you register, please indicate which breakout session you plan to attend.
with Mike Sandgren
What’s the church’s role in dealing with unhoused neighbors in our community?
This session will provide an overview of the Tri-Cities Homelessness Action Plan, a regional effort to respond to homelessness rooted in cross-sector partnership and share specific opportunities for churches to be involved in partnering in this work.
Mike Sandgren serves as the Tri-Cities Homelessness Services Coordinator, a role in which he oversees the implementation of the Tri-Cities Homeless Action Plan. He comes to this role after serving seven years in pastoral ministry at Wellspring Church in Englewood. Mike has a unique interest in how local churches can serve the vulnerable and foster collaborative efforts to address community needs.
with Heather Phipps
How can local faith communities provide hope and healing for the many ways our congregations are impacted by suicide and mental health?
With 1 in 2 people impacted by suicide, every church has felt the effects. Let’s address this mental health impact with honesty and discuss how the church can offer hope in this area.
Heather Phipps has been involved in women’s mental health and suicide prevention work for the last two decades. She has personally been impacted by suicide in a number of ways, giving her a passion for helping to create soul-safe communities of faith. Heather has trained extensively in suicide awareness and intervention skills and provides training and resource education to faith communities. She currently works at an international suicide awareness training organization. Heather believes suicide alertness is everyone’s ministry!
Register before February 20th to reserve your spot.