Hiller Lectureship April 14, 2015

Date: April 14, 2015

Location: Sioux Falls Seminary

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Sioux Falls Seminary and Volunteers of America Dakotas are pleased to partner to offer a workshop on Christian community development.  The Hiller Lectureship workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Sioux Falls Seminary from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Wayne “Coach” Gordon, founding pastor of Lawndale Community Church in Chicago, IL, and the President of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), will be the featured speaker.  For over 37 years, Gordon has poured his heart into empowering individuals and breaking down racial barriers.  He will share with attendees his experiences in ministry, in Christian community development, and in helping churches make an impact in their communities.

“Coach Gordon is a powerful representation of what happens when we take seriously the command to 'love thy neighbor.'  I am tremendously excited to welcome him to Sioux Falls,” said Greg Henson, President of Sioux Falls Seminary.  “His insights, stories, and heart for God will encourage and edify our wonderful community."

The workshop will be centered on the eight key components of Christian Community Development: relocation, reconciliation, redistribution, leadership development, listening to the community, church-based, wholistic approach, and empowerment.  Attendees will discuss the difference between Christian community development work and charity and gain valuable tips for applying Christian community development principles in the contexts in which they work or serve.