Is there an critical issue that your congregation would like to be more informed about or an advocacy issue people in your region want to address? Consider hosting one of the following Connectional Cafe workshops. Just read the descriptions at www.ngumc.org/cafe and contact one of the speakers to schedule a training. Some of the Critical Issues featured on Connectional Cafe are:
Critical Issues: How Can Your Church Respond to Community Violence?
Community violence can be defined as exposure to intentional acts of interpersonal violence committed in public areas by individuals who are not intimately related to the victim. Community violence can happen without notice. Community violence is an intentional attempt to hurt one or more people, including homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, and weapons attacks (bats, knives, guns, etc.). READ MORE