There are so many conflicts in our country, in our cities, in our communities, in our families. Conflict between conservatives and liberals, urban and rural, black and white. The conflicts aren’t just “out there”, they are in our church buildings, living rooms and holiday tables. It can feel overwhelming and hopeless.
We see the world in terms of “us” and “them”. Both sides are too scared to stop yelling their defense. It’s exhausting and we’re not getting any closer to resolutions.
As we stare into the last months of what has been one of the most divided years in recent history, what if we told you that conflict is not a problem to fix but an opportunity for transformation? What if we were to tell you that there is a powerful revolution already happening? Not in the halls of congress but around our dinner tables.
In this webinar, Global Immersion Co-Founding Director, Jon Huckins, will examine the ways that families and churches are using the Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World Peacemaking Framework to partner with God in bringing restoration.
We’ll get to hear from Lisa Scandrette, Co-Author of Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture , and Jeremiah Kim, Pastor at Flood Church – San Diego, on how to integrate everyday peacemaking into your family culture and church communities.
We’ll end with space to interact with our panelists on how to practically pursue everyday peacemaking as a family and/or congregation.
Join us for this necessary conversation and learn how to move toward brokenness armed with tools to transform.
DATE: Wednesday, November 15th
TIME: 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST
*even if you can’t attend, still register for the webinar and we’ll email you a recording of the video conversation.
Jon Huckins is the Co-Founding Director of The Global Immersion Project; a peacemaking training organization helping individuals and communities move toward conflict equipped to heal rather than to win. He writes for numerous publications including USAToday, Red Letter Christians, Sojourners, and RELEVANT, and has written two books of his own; his latest being Thin Places: Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community. His upcoming book, Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World, releases September 2017. Jon has a master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in theology and ethics. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Jan, three daughters (Ruby, Rosie & Lou) and one son (Hank) where they co-lead an intentional Christian community seeking to live as a reconciling presence in their neighborhood of Golden Hill.
Lisa Scandrette, Author
Lisa is devoted to a life of care, hospitality and teaching. She is the co-author of Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture, as well as FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most. She studied elementary education and early childhood development, and has spent over 25 years developing curriculum and teaching children of all ages. Lisa also speaks and facilitates workshops to help people live more fully into the teachings of Jesus in their everyday lives as part of her work with ReIMAGINE, a Center for Integral Christian Practice.
Lisa and her husband, Mark, live in San Francisco’s Mission District, where they created a life with Hailey, Noah and Isaiah.
Jeremiah Kim, Pastor at Flood Church
Jeremiah is the proud son of Korean immigrants. With a background in both ethnic and American evangelicalism, he is keenly interested in the Christian imperatives for social and systemic equity and the faith practices that make such a vision a reality. He and his wife live in San Diego, CA where he serves the Flood Church community as a pastor. He blogs infrequently at: jeremiahk.com
This webinar would be a good opportunity for you to invite your community into this critical conversation. We recommend hosting a viewing party to help catalyst the dialogue.
*if you can’t attend the live event, still register and we’ll email you the recording