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
Transformation Through Holistic Ministry
Join Christ Our Savior Anglican Church for our Annual Pre-Lenten Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, February 18, 2012.
Morning Prayer will begin at 7 AM at Christ Our Savior Anglican Church (directions).
Breakfast will be begin at 8 AM at the Torrance Moose Lodge, located right across the street from the church at 1020 Sartori Ave.
The cost is $25 per person or $175 for a table of 8 ($25 savings).
This year’s speaker will be Val W. Finnell, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Anglican Health Ministries and Junior Warden of Christ Our Savior Anglican Church (pictured at right). Dr. Finnell currently serves as the Chief of the Medical Staff at Los Angeles Air Force Base and is a postulant for the vocational diaconate in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints.
Dr. Finnell’s talk, Transformation Through Holistic Ministry, will share his personal experience as a hospice volunteer in Washington, DC and his work with the uninsured in his own parish. Other topics will include:
- The need for medical ministry in Torrance
- The Biblical basis for medical and healing ministry
- How Anglicans and other Christians can get involved
Net proceeds from the prayer breakfast will go to support the Torrance Outreach for Unified Community Health (TOUCH) Coalition, an outreach ministry of COS. TOUCH is a group of Christian churches, non-profit organizations, health-care entities, professionals, and concerned citizens who are dedicated to improving the health of their community in Torrance, California.
Also attending the prayer breakfast will be Mr. Louie Rosado, Presdient of Medical Mission Adventures (MMA). COS and TOUCH are partnering with MMA to bring their mobile clinic to Torrance through the TOUCH Coalition. MMA’s clinic features free medical, dental, and optical care. The mobile clinic will be onsite at the prayer breakfast.
Join us for a day at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro, CA as we celebrate Old Fort MacArthur Days. COS members and friends will meet at the Ft. MacArthur Museum at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 10th. In addition to touring the historic, coastal artillery batteries and hearing the roar of artillery re-enactment, COS members will be geocaching in Angels Gate Park. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt using handheld GPS devices or smartphones. If you have never experienced this sport, please come out and join us in the fun. Children and families are welcome.
For more than twenty years now the Fort MacArthur Museum has sponsored what has turned into the west’s largest multicultural celebration of world military history. What began as a small gathering of cannon enthusiasts has blossomed into a truly spectacular event showcasing the history of military activity from around the world and across time.
Tickets cost $10.00 per person and benefit the restoration, preservation, and education programs of the Fort MacArthur Museum. Tickets can be purchased at the front gate to the museum beginning at 10:00am on both days and as always parking is free. Food and drinks will also be available at an additional charge.
Angels Gate Park is located at 3601 S Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 9073. Click on the interactive map below for directions:
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