Monthly Ministry Development Opportunities
West Ohio uses monthly environments, based in restorative justice, cultural competency, and community engagement best practices, to meet individuals and congregations in their responses to the devastating effects of crime and incarceration in each church’s mission field. Each environment is designed to develop relationally healing ministers and embed restorative practices in each circumstance and congregational cultures. Specific monthly offerings include:
Every Second Saturday Series :: 2nd Saturdays @ 10AM on Zoom. The Every Second Saturday Series provides monthly discipleship and equipping environments for doing justice, loving kindness and humbly walking in the midst of justice-involved experiences. Topics include caring for victims, emerging ministry perspectives and practices, trauma-informed ministry and creating healing communities for reentry. These equipping environments are offered every second Saturday of the month at 10AM on Zoom for free. Advanced Zoom registration is required. Click here for the 2021 January - June schedule of events.
Saturday Circles :: 4th Saturdays @ 10-11:30AM on Zoom. We invite you to the restorative environment of a Listening Circle. Listening Circles are a basic restorative practice where we can “listen each other into healing.” You’ll experience braver and safer spaces for telling one’s truth and creating new stories of restoration and healing through harmful circumstances. Circle topics will include: the pandemic’s impact, family incarceration, victimization and racial justice. These restorative environments occur every fourth Saturday from 10-11:30AM on Zoom for free. Advanced Zoom registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants due to the confidential, intimate nature of the Listening Circle. Click here for a schedule and registration details!
Ministry Mondays :: 4th Mondays @ 7:00-8:30PM on Zoom. These opportunities are for learning about specific All In Community ministry pathways both connectionally and within local congregations. Topics include HOPE Letters ministry, AIC Grants & Community Engagement and the 72-Hour Pack Pilot Project. The Ministry Mondays engagement environments occur every 4th Saturday from 7:00-8:30PM on Zoom for free. Advanced Zoom registration is required. Click here for a schedule and registration details
AIC equipping and engagement events are available at several district leadership training days each year and upon request.