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July 2019 - Update

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Clergy Debt Reduction - DEADLINE EXTENDED
The deadline has been extended to July 31st. Apply here. 


2
Disciples of Welcome Program Accepting Applicants
Disciples of Welcome will provide a container for 50 pastors serving congregations in North Carolina, in a learning journey model that draws from popular education pedagogy and builds on the central role of hospitality and the table in the U.S. South. The program is designed to accompany the pastors in developing their skills sets in holding "Brave Space" — what we call the practices and container settings for meaningful personal and social transformation.

Learn more about Disciples of Welcome and apply here.


3
Rural Women's Summit 2019
This Summit is designed for rural practitioners, leaders, and advocates to articulate the broad civic, political, and cultural impact of women’s leadership in rural America, to name the ways rural women are agents of change, to call out the barriers rural women face every day, and to proclaim the powerful role rural women play in creating compassionate communities. 

More Information and Registration Here


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Other Opportunities for Growth & Fellowship:

July 8-10 - Come, Holy Spirit: A Retreat with Jack Levison and Priscilla Pope-Levison
July 10-14 - Summer Youth Event at Lake Junaluska
July 15 - Applications Due for Reimagining Health Collaborative
July 22-24 - Guided Personal Retreat at Lake Junaluska
August 5-8 - Festival of Wisdom & Grace
August 18-20 - Marriage Enrichment Retreat
August 21-22 - Ministry WITH Experiential Training Event
August 22-24 - Navigate Leadership Conference
September 8 - Blue Ridge District Connect Conference (Save the Date! Details Coming Soon)
September 17Mentoring Pew Sitters Into Servant Leaders (Session 1 of 3)
November 18-21 (Register Now! - Scholarships Available) - SEJ Women's Leadership Conference


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Conference & District Events
Take a look at the Blue Ridge District web calendar for a full list of Conference & District Events.
 

In Christ,
Shonnie Streder, BRD Communication Strategist

 

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