Early Response Training - Online Class Now Available
IEI is committed to engaging and building capacity within our communities. IEI’s Summer School Series will offer a number of online discussions, training, and workshops that will help communities work better together to identify challenges, problem-solve, and connect to resources. This four-part capacity building series will engage participants in virtual learning and sharing on the following topics: Civic Engagement, Storytelling, Adaptive Leadership, and Collective Impact.
In the Bible, when Jesus’s disciples were faced with feeding 5,000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish, you could forgive them if they were discouraged. Similarly, when the coronavirus lock down prevented members of St. Stephen from volunteering or even donating food, members of the South Charlotte church were left feeling like they couldn’t help. Members of the community were hurting, and the church, founded on mission work and dedicated to be the Hands, Feet and Heart of Jesus Christ in the world, had to stay home.
"The current COVID-19 crisis has revealed many inequalities in our society. Among them are inequalities in our criminal justice system. Prison reform and advocacy for change is greatly needed. In addition, education for our congregations concerning these issues is vital so that we can respond faithfully and appropriately....DBOM depends on the support of our churches. I want to encourage you to enthusiastically support the Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries (DBOM) offering on August 23 or any date of your choice this summer or fall."
Renfro Trust Fund Grant Application Now Open
"COVID-19, and our responses to it, continue to create new needs in the community. Those new needs mean new opportunities for churches to connect with young people and their families."
Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries (DBOM) Offering will take place on Sunday August 23rd or anytime this summer of fall. For 21 years DBOM has offered volunteer led Disciple Bible Study ministry in our state and federal prisons and juvenile training schools. Thousands of inmates have received ministry from DBOM. Now, in light of changing times, DBOM is revisioning to provide even greater work among our churches!
Check out the latest Mission Engagement Blog.
The Committee on Relief has secured a additional donation of cloth face masks through FEMA. Masks are available to anyone who requests them while supplies last. Requests will be processed on a weekly basis and mailed out each Tuesday. For additional information contact Ben Rogers (email@example.com). Click here to complete a request form.
Black Clergy of the Carolinas are invited to join 12 weekly webinars sponsored by the South Carolina, North Carolina, and Western North Carolina Conferences, which seek to: -engage in collective work and responsibility by modeling faithful stewardship in a collaborative ministry that aligns with the unique and distinctive social location of black pastors and the neighboring communities we serve, -while addressing self-care, social media responsibility, and social justice amid the COVID-19 pandemic.