Registration is now open for the first Southern California Neighborhood Transformation (NT) Training of Local Trainers. The training will be held on March 15-17, 2012 at Christ Our Savior Anglican Church (COS) in Torrance, CA. Thursday and Friday, the training will be from 6:00 to 9:30 PM and from 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM on Saturday. COS will provide lunch on Saturday for participants and snacks.
The cost is $75 per person and includes lunch on Saturday and snacks. To register, visit:
Neighborhood Transformation (NT) trains church lay-people how to enter an urban poor neighborhood, develop relationships and identify assets already found in the neighborhood in individuals and groups. Building on these assets, the goal is to see the gospel bring true poverty alleviation over time.
Neighborhood Transformation (NT) ultimately addresses the root causes of poverty, disease, and spiritual darkness by training neighborhood individuals to take more responsibility for their own lives and neighborhood. When implemented, neighborhoods gain the capacity to identify and solve problems, and then determine and implement sustainable solutions utilizing appropriate technologies. Vital biblical faith is nurtured at every step.
NT seeks to transform individuals and neighborhoods by helping churches address the root causes of poverty, disease and spiritual darkness by training local church people to share the gospel and mobilize neighborhood actions. Neighborhoods identify their assets and take responsibility for their own lives by learning to change things that they want to see changed in their neighborhood. NT is multi-faceted, functioning in urban poor neighborhoods as Community Health Evangelism functions in the developing world.
The training will introduce NT concepts while showing the tools and processes of implementing and managing Urban NT. Sessions are conducted in a participatory style with large and small group discussions, as well as various hands-on activities. These methods all easily transfer to the urban neighborhood setting.
NT TOT for Church Facilitators (14 Hour)
• Neighborhood Transformation (power-point)
• Biblical Basis of Wholistic Transformation
• Comparing Relief, Betterment and Development
• What is Good Health and a Community
• Focusing on Assets
• Urban Setting
• Gathering Primary and Secondary Information and Choosing Best Neighborhood
• Acquiring and Retaining Volunteers Overview
• Knowing Your Neighbors
• Paralytic and Development
• Working with Your Elementary School
• Identifying Assets in Your Neighborhood
• Using a Lesson Plan
• Final Questions and Close