Location: Pocono Plateau Camp & Retreat Center, Cresco, PA
Description: Using the NEJ focus on racism and privilege, this year’s academy will explore how those issues play out in the real world of disaster response and mission work. Our theme is "Confronting Race and Privilege" and representatives from the General Commission on Race and Religion will be on hand to guide and equip us for these discussions as they relate to our work.
We hope that participants walk away with not only a basic knowledge and understanding of disaster response and mission work, but also an improved awareness of and commitment to improving relationships in those areas where we do our ministry.
The 2017 UMVIM/UMCOR Training Academy is designed to provide continuing education and preparation for mission leaders and disaster response leaders at the local church, district, or conference level. Approximately 100 people gather each Spring to gear up for ministry in God's Kingdom. Join us!
This year we will offer several courses, including :
Foundations of Disaster Response (required)
Early Response Team Train-the-Trainer
ERT 200: Site Assessment
ERT 200: Team Leader / UMVIM Long-Term Recovery in US Disaster Response
UMCOR's Connecting Neighbors Curriculum (4 course sequence)
Disaster Spiritual & Emotional Caregiving
Asset-Based Community Response - by Phil Hissom of the Polis Institute
Global Health Mission in the 21st Century - by Dr. Olusimba Ige, GBGM Director of Global Health
Introduction to the Center for Mission Innovation at GBGM - by Patrick Friday
Earthkeepers: Caring for God's Creation - by Karen Prudente
Two Workshops by General Commission on Race and Religion representatives Dr. Katelin Hansen and Rev. Dr. Jerry Devine
There will even be a plenary featuring our own homegrown NEJ Disaster Response experts discussing the Transition from Relief to Recovery.
Sign up today!
**(If you are flying to the Academy, either Scranton-Wilkes-Barre (AVP) or Allentown (ABE) airports are within 1 hour of the venue.)
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