One City One Love
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

One City One Love

Hosted by: In the Light

We are better together!

After a prayer gathering on Pentecost weekend with leaders across the city of Philadelphia a basic realization dawned on me. The move of God wasn’t meant to stay in a room. The Apostle Peter and those in that room proceeded to take this powerful outpouring of the Spirit of God into the public eye. One of the finest hours of the church is when the people of God were together praying and proclaiming. Cities can be won when His people are one. One City One Love is not meant just to be an event it’s meant to be a bold move of God that the public can witness that the church of Jesus Christ is alive and well in Philadelphia. RSVP: here

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Easter Outreach fundraiser for Water is Basic
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Easter Outreach fundraiser for Water is Basic

COST IS $20 PER PERSON* KIDS 5 AND UNDER ARE FREE

TAKE PICTURE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY AND ENTER OUR RAFFLE TO WIN PRIZES

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT EASTEROUTREACH.ORG/EVENTS

BY PARTNERING WITH WATER IS BASIC, EASTER OUTREACH HAS SUPPORTED
THE WORLD'S NEWEST COUNTRY BY PROVIDING ACCESS TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER. CURRENTLY, SOUTH SUDAN IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A VIOLENT CIVIL WAR THAT HAS DISPLACED 4 MILLION PEOPLE AND CLAIMED THE LIVES OF COUNTLESS.
WITH AN ENTIRE GENERATION OF SOUTH SUDANESE HANGING IN THE BALANCE, THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EASTER OUTREACH AND WATER IS BASIC HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT.

LEARN MORE AT WATERISBASIC.ORG

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Generational Trauma: Healing the Wounds of Generational Trauma: The Black & White experience
Apr
4
to Apr 13

Generational Trauma: Healing the Wounds of Generational Trauma: The Black & White experience

Generational Trauma: Healing the Wounds of Generational Trauma: The Black & White experience

Quest Movement (questmovement.org) is so excited to offer this brand new curriculum to you!

We encourage you to bring at best two friends so you can have partners in leading healing groups!

 …click on the thumbnail image to learn more

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 Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway

Sr. Pastors and Full-time Associate Pastors registration is covered by a scholarship. As a Pastor couple, we would love to bless you, to allow you to spend time together, to provide a refreshing connection with each other. Please complete the scholarship application form: https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/scholarship-form/

Marriage is a lifelong adventure of growing together through every age and stage of life. The Weekend to Remember is for couples to get away and invest in their relationship, to hear God's blueprints for marriage and intentionally move towards oneness. The weekend is for all couples, from those planning to marry to those who have been married for decades. This is not a large group counseling session or small group discussion. You’re not asked to share intimate details of your relationship with anyone. Instead, you’ll listen to engaging talks from marriage experts, then get alone with your spouse in guided projects to practically apply concepts you’ve heard. You will bring home powerful communication tools from the Bible―and meaningful memories.

To register for the Poconos Weekend to Remember, March 29-31 go to:
https://shop.familylife.com/p-5312-poconos-skytop.aspx?
Enter Group Name: "Philly" for a $100 discount per couple
For questions please contact Bill Stevens with FamilyLife, bstevens@familylife.com

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Faithful Shepherd Pastor's Conference
Mar
13
3:00 PM15:00

Faithful Shepherd Pastor's Conference

The busy pastor is filled with concerns about his people and ministry that often shape the focus and content of his sermons. He may ask himself, What are the needs of my church’s members? What do they need to learn? What spiritual gifts are they lacking? What has their attention on social media right now? Am I getting my messages across? What sins need to be addressed this week? The list goes on.

Ultimately, preaching must be Christ-centered and biblical, but what does that sound like? Busy pastors can lose sight of the forest for the trees. Our keynote speaker, Pastor Bryan Chapell, author of Christ-Centered Preaching, will lead a revitalizing refresher on God-honoring preaching and application, addressing many of these and other issues.

http://www.alliancenet.org/preaching-exposition-and-application?utm_source=P%26R+Announcements&utm_campaign=9365ef00cf-pastors_conf_2018_12_18_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cb12026819-9365ef00cf-232977061

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For White Ministry Leaders: A Conversation about Diversity
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

For White Ministry Leaders: A Conversation about Diversity

This workshop is solely for white ministry staff and designed to help you unpack the complexities of racial dynamics in your context and to understand the experiences of people in color serving in primarily white ministries. Jael Chambers (founder of Cultured Enuf and director of Young Life, Philadelphia) will talk about today's cultural climate, and Josh Grace and Katie Grindle will share about their personal journeys. Register

about the host:

Helping You Minister in Multi-Cultural Settings

Cultured Enuf is a team of young diversity consultants who empower organizations to create a climate where teammates are both culturally and racially aware. They invite you and your team to two workshops in March called “The Talk” that are specifically designed for those serving in churches and other Christian ministries. 

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For People of Color Serving in Primarily White Spaces: Don't Leave Yet
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

For People of Color Serving in Primarily White Spaces: Don't Leave Yet

This workshop is exclusively for people of color to learn practical ways to thrive in primarily white spaces and be agents of cultural competency without getting burned out. Presenters will be Jael Chambers (founder of Cultured Enuf and director of Young Life, Philadelphia) and Cultured Enuf partner Dr. Trent Mclaurin. Register

about the host:

Cultured Enuf is a team of young diversity consultants who empower organizations to create a climate where teammates are both culturally and racially aware. They invite you and your team to two workshops in March called “The Talk” that are specifically designed for those serving in churches and other Christian ministries. 

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Healing the Wounds of Generational Trauma: The Black & White American Experience
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Healing the Wounds of Generational Trauma: The Black & White American Experience

  • African American Museum of Philadelphia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Because of the history of slavery and generations of racial oppression, many people in America today are dealing with generational trauma. For these individuals, families, and our nation to recover, we all need to address and begin the process of healing from this trauma. The Church has a role to play in helping suffering people in its communities.

This convening session will include:

-A viewing of the Emmy-nominated documentary, Unchained. -A walk through of a lesson from Healing the Wounds of

Generational Trauma: The Black & White American Experience.

-An invitation to you or members of your organization to be trained in the materials

Cost: Free, but space is limited

Registrationhttps://htwgt2019.eventbrite.com/ by February 26th, 2019

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Trauma Healing and Racial Conciliation/Reconciliation Conference
Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

Trauma Healing and Racial Conciliation/Reconciliation Conference

A conference that focuses on how the Gospel of Jesus Christ can demolish and break the
strongholds of sin.

The presenters include:
Dr. Mark Croston, a Philadelphia native, and Director of National Black and Western Church Partnerships, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tenn., who will speak on

"The Kingdom Citizen's Response to Racism, Systematic Injustice and Oppression;"

Dr. Phil Monroe, American Bible Society, who will discuss

"Trauma Healing as a key to Racial Conciliation and Reconciliation;" as well as a panel discussion with

Nazarene Baptist Church Pastor K. Marshall Williams and BRN's Executive Director Barry Whitworth, among others.
Register at www.nazarenebaptist@gmail.com or 215-223-9860

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The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Communities of Color
Feb
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Communities of Color

This webinar will be presented by the Director of the Institute for Community Justice, Assata Thomas. She will discuss the various consequences of health-related issues, as it pertains to incarceration and the impact it has on the individual, family, and community levels; and how communities of color disproportionately bear these issues. This webinar will be live-streamed at the Commons at the Critical Path Learning Center. 1233 Locust Street, 2nd floor. 

register here

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 Pastors Prayer Forum
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pastors Prayer Forum

Pastor Victor King from House of Joy Multicultural Church will be leading the time.  The theme of this prayer gathering is "Tearing Down Strongholds."  If you desire to come, it would be great if you could make a list of spiritual strongholds that you have identified in your area so that together we can pray for God to displace them and establish His kingdom strongholds there.

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Journey Marriage Conference
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Journey Marriage Conference

Let the divine relationship with God influence the divine relationship between you and your spouse. Join us for the Journey Marriage Conference to grow in this love relationship.

This conference is geared toward married, engaged, and courting couples. During this time we will provide resources, breakout topics, and sermons that help guide couples into a new level in their relationship. It is a time of reflection, refreshment and growing. We are all so excited about our 2019 Marriage Conference. We are preparing behind the scenes to make sure your time is memorable and unforgettable. With that being said, it would help us greatly if you could email me a picture of you and your spouse to sonia@ilight.tv. We would love to incorporate everyone's journey and love story throughout the time.

If you do not have a picture, our awesome church photographer's will be taking pictures of couples before and after service starting this Sunday in the Sanctuary at no cost to you. Please note that if pictures are not provided unfortunately you will not see them during the time.

For questions or concerns please email Pastor Sonia Rosario at sonia@ilight.tv

Your marriage is a journey and we find it a privilege to be a part of it.

Please note that this is a 2-day event.
February 8, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00 PM
February 9, 2019 8:30am - 5:00 PM

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"The Unfinished Story" Course
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

"The Unfinished Story" Course

The Unfinished Story is another Simply Mobilizing course that inspires and challenges every believer to get involved in God's mission globally and locally. This is a preview of the entire four-session course. Training for those who would like to be facilitators follows the second session.

Friday, January 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. AND Saturday, January 26, 9:00 - 1:20 p.m., $25

For more information or to register, email Sophia Wang or call 215.450.8210.

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"Empowered to Influence" Introduction
Jan
25
1:00 PM13:00

"Empowered to Influence" Introduction

Simply Mobilizing (who developed the Kairos course) is offering a preview of their four-part training, "Empowered to Influence," on being salt and light in the workplace. This is a great opportunity for church and small-group leaders to see whether this course could be right for your people.

$20. For more information or to register, email Sophia Wang or call 215.450.8210.

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Designed for More - Ministry Leaders Gathering
Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Designed for More - Ministry Leaders Gathering

Designed for More author Lucas Ramirez, Liberti Church Newtown Square and Serving Leaders Ministries are hosting a ministry leaders event on the topic church unity. The primary subject of Ramirez's recent book, we'll hear from the author in more detail about the importance of unity in community of local churches, the current state of affiars and what we as vocational and lay leaders can be doing to spurr on unity in the church to the end of more accurately representing the Body of Christ to the world and defending against the evils of this world.

Intended for all variety of Christian leader, this event will be a 2 hour conference intended to spurr discussion on the topic of unity and function as a starting point for further work. Lunch will be provided and the first 75 RSVPs will recieve a free copy of 'Designed for More: Unleashing Christ's Vision for Unity in a Deeply Divided World' by Lucas Ramirez.

More info on Lucas can be found at: http://www.lucasramirez.org/

Register here

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MLK Day Peace Service and March
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

MLK Day Peace Service and March

From the NW Division police chaplains:

The service will take place at New Hope Temple Baptist Church, 312 W. Manheim St. (Pulaski & Manheim) with people arriving at 10am for a 10:30am start. It will run approximately 30 minutes. A few elected officials and other community leaders will offer brief remarks.

Participants will then join in a prayer march to Wayne Junction, 4481 Wayne Ave. This “hot spot” location borders the 14th, 35th and 39th districts. According to Mapquest it is .8 miles from the church building to the location. Transportation for those unable to walk the entire distance is being arranged.

I hope that many of you will attend and that you will encourage others to do so. Inasmuch as the event is intended to foster unity and peace in the city it is worth the effort to make the effort of a short trip. We also don’t want an MLK event to be as segregated as many of our church services are.

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Pastors Prayer Gathering
Dec
11
8:45 AM08:45

Pastors Prayer Gathering

You are invited to spend a morning in a Pastors Prayer Summit style time of prayer, and to bring others with you -

The PASTORS PRAYER GATHERING

"NOW IS THE TIME TO SEEK THE LORD"

When you said, “Seek my face,” My heart said to You, “Your face Lord. I will seek.” (Psalm 27:8 NKJV)

A gathering of pastors and ministry leaders with one agenda:

To seek God's Face!

[Please note – The American Bible Society would like the names of those attending in advance. Please email Bob Santilli at bobsantilli@hotmail.com with your name and the names of those who will be with you.]

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Philadelphia Weekend to Remember
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Philadelphia Weekend to Remember

The two-and-a-half day weekend getaway is a time to be together as a couple to invest in and strengthen the foundation of your marriage, no matter how firm or fragile it is. You will hear from engaging marriage experts as they share God's blueprints for marriage, then take private time alone with your spouse to work on the concepts you studied. When you leave, you will have an assortment of powerful, Christ-centered communication tools to use for years to come.

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Shepherd's Club
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Shepherd's Club

Shepherds Club is a monthly gathering of pastors and leaders who desire to come together to connect, encourage and strengthen one another so that we can more effectively work together for the transformation of our city. We believe that together we are better! This month Pastor Mark Novales of City Reach Philly will be sharing with us, followed by a time of prayer, a meal and fellowship. RSVP to Pastor Brent at pastorbrent@ilight.tv if you plan to come.

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PRAYER FOR THE GENERATIONS
Nov
15
9:00 AM09:00

PRAYER FOR THE GENERATIONS

These days there are differences, even tensions, between the generations. The tensions often play themselves out in our churches and organizations. Scriptural passages on generational issues often seem paradoxical.

How can we maintain, even grow, our unity as we seek to understand the paradoxes and work through the tensions? Join pastors and leaders from throughout Greater Philadelphia to address these difficult, sometimes painful, issues in prayer.

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Serving Leaders Gathering
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Serving Leaders Gathering

led by Dave Wiedis

No leader is immune to failure....we’ve all been there. Critical missteps can hurt families, ministries, churches and communities. Is it possible to avoid failure altogether? And how should we respond if we do fail? In our time together we will addresses common landmines that make leaders susceptible to failure, provide practical steps to expose and avoid risk factors, and learn to respond to failure with courage and integrity.

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Reign Conference
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Reign Conference

  • In the Light Ministries (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From: In the Light Ministries

Conference includes Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning sessions. Keynote speakers include David Evans, Charles Stock and Gerardo Mejia. Cost of conference is $30/person. Register at www.inthelight.church. You don't want to miss this dynamic event! For more information, contact Pastor Brent at 267-336-7775.

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The Gospel & Our Cities
Oct
18
to Oct 20

The Gospel & Our Cities

North America needs thousands of churches started and revitalized through the good news of the gospel so that cities will be renewed through those churches.

As we prayerfully anticipate gospel renewal in our cities and prepare to be catalysts for this gospel movement, the Gospel and Our Cities: Chicago 2018 will speak practically on how churches in all regions can fellowship and collaborate in unity and will encourage and equip pastors, church planters, city leaders and you to share the gospel effectively.

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For I Was Hungry, and You Gave Me Food
Oct
10
7:45 AM07:45

For I Was Hungry, and You Gave Me Food

  • American Bible Society Headquarters - Collaboration Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn the latest information about this important issue in our city, about trailblazing models of holistic ministry (Hub of Hope; Bethesda Beacon), about neighborhood collaboratives (Kensington Community Meals). This will be a full morning of great sharing, vision casting, questions/answers and tools to equip the Church for further impact in our city.

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Philadelphia Leadership Foundation Prayer Gathering
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Philadelphia Leadership Foundation Prayer Gathering

  • Juvenile Justice Services Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As Philadelphia Gospel Movement seeks mercy and justice, we cannot turn a blind eye to youths incarcerated every day, often unjustly, and the generations of families that are affected. Will you join me and the Philadelphia Leadership Foundation in praying for mercy for those that are incarcerated, their families, and for reduced crime in our region?

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