Being a disciple or follower of Jesus is a lifelong journey. It is best done in community. The Discipleship Cohort is an opportunity to journey with other women as you grow deeper in your relationship with God, discover and develop the unique person God has made you to be, and engage in the destiny God has for you. This cohort is designed for ALL women, in ALL stages of their faith journey.
Starting in February 2019, each cohort consisting of a small group of women will meet together with a facilitator twice a month for a one-hour video conference call. The hour will include a short teaching session, sharing with one another, an introduction to a spiritual practice and prayer. Your six-month cohort will be the start of your community of sisters at the 2019 I Am Conference.
Join us on a journey that will transform your life. Cost is $40 to participate.
Come learn about the fresh vision that will take AVA into its next fruitful chapter of ministry, and get equipped on the updated training materials and new modules.
This vital training provides vocabulary, perspectives, and tools needed to raise awareness on regional and local church levels. Key points include: a basic understanding of domestic violence and childhood sexual assault; understanding of the advocacy ministry and role in the Evangelical Covenant Church; theological issues facing victims, survivors, and offenders; tools and skills for the ministry of advocacy; understanding the role of trauma; and pastoral care for abuse and trauma survivors.
The training is interactive using videos, role play, small group discussions, and case studies. Anyone who desires to become or continue as AVA regional coordinators must complete the new application, satisfactorily complete this training, and agree to the commitment and responsibilities statement for AVA RCs in order to step into a new season of ministry with AVA. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 17-18, Wednesday (8am – 5pm) through Thursday (8am – 12pm)
Our churches are home to many victims of abuse, yet clergy and laity alike often lack the knowledge, preparation, and resources to help. This eight-hour training will equip participants to understand abuse and recovery through a lens that is sensitive to the effects of trauma and the integration of faith. Participants will learn the Mending the Soul community model of healing, which is based in solid theoretical and clinical research. This workshop is the first step for those seeking to become Mending the Soul facilitators and will enable participants to set up MTS support group Bible studies, screen for appropriate participants, understand group dynamics, and direct their own soul care. Application must be made in advance, and facilitators must provide references and be approved.
Cost: $89. Contact email@example.com for application.
July 17-18, depart Wednesday, 5pm – return Thursday, 5pm
Join us for a unique multicultural adventure exploring the stories of ethnic communities within the Northwest Conference. During this transforming journey you will learn about First Nations’ experience of the upper Midwest, engage with immigrant communities of the Twin Cities, experience ministries that are welcoming the stranger, and discover how Covenant churches are affirming that black lives matter.