SNT - School of Neighborhood Transformation
practicing the whole gospel in neighborhood partnerships

SNT is our core curriculum. This 15 month course is unpacked in 5 phases with time for implementation and coaching before moving to the next stage. Each stage presents a theological concept, a community development principle, some affective (heart) work and a list of tools and assignments to be carried out in the course of 3 or more months. We utilize interactive seminars, web-based, story-rich media, book readings, reflection papers, learning communities, and neighborhood rooted implementation activities to enhance learning.

Although this course is design as a series, each phase is a stand alone training and can be an effective, ministry strengthening tool on its own.

Who is SNT designed for?

  • Pastors looking for reliable outreach strategies that validate, energize and unleash lay people
  • Service minded church people and small groups seeking a robust theology of neighborhood engagement
  • Volunteers and congregations who wish to partner with schools, neighborhood associations, agencies and businesses

Below is a quick look at the phases and their topics:

Phase 1 - Trinitarian Theology and Reciprocity (how the Triune God relates to humankind as a pattern for human relationships that include mutuality and reciprocity)
Phase 2 - Missio Dei and ABCD (how God the pursuer leads his people to look for the potential gifts in individuals and neighborhoods)
Phase 3 - Imago Dei and Collaborated Solutions (how God's image in everyone opens doors for neighborhood partnerships)
Phase 4 - Incarnation and Relocation (how Jesus' move into the world and calls his followers to be present with others)
Phase 5 - Justice and Redistribution (how to reveal the just Kingdom of God in our neighborhoods)

 

We are currently looking for host churches for these workshops and classes. If interested discussing possibilities, email clark@secondstories.org

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