The Damascus Project Launches New Site & Two New Spring Courses

Are you curious about how to create real and lasting change in a community of faith? Is your church seeking to develop a faithful and loving response to those living with mental illness? Are you longing for the words to talk about your faith?
If you answered “yes”—or even “maybe”—to any of those questions, The Damascus Project is for you! We are an exciting hub for spiritual learning, offering sacred learning opportunities to help transform and equip spiritual leaders to navigate a changing world and guide a changing church. The Damascus Project is a new initiative of the Minnesota and Wisconsin Conferences of the United Church of Christ.
We are thrilled to share our new website, which now will serve as the central place to share information related to our learning opportunities. We hope you’ll bookmark us and check back frequently!
On our new site, you’ll see our two exciting new courses that address key challenges in the lives of local congregations:
Being a Faith Change Agent: A New Paradigm for Transformational Pastoral Leadership
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Mark Tidsworth
Who might want to participate in this course? Anyone curious about how to create real and lasting change in a community of faith will benefit from this learning opportunity. While this course is geared to pastors currently serving in congregations, all are welcome.
and
The Church’s Response to Mental Illness
Instructors: Rev. Abigail Henderson, M.S.W.
with Rev. Tisha Brown and Hannah Campbell Gustafson, M.S.W.
This course is designed to help local congregations develop a faithful and loving response to those living with mental illness. It will include coverage of important mental health terms and concepts, exploration of resource availability, and theological reflection on the realities faced by people and families facing mental health struggles.
Click here for more information on these exciting learning opportunities and stay tuned for the reveal of our 2020-2021 full year of learning later this spring.
—Tisha Brown & Abby Henderson
Co-Directors, The Damascus Project
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