This year’s Big Tent event has a wide variety of workshops being offered on Friday, August 2. We hope that you plan on attending and encourage you to sign up for, “Mission in Your Neighborhood: New Models and Tools for Short-term Mission” which is a double session being held off-site at The Center, our 224th General Assembly Hands and Feet partner. Learn first-hand how The Center, a ministry of Baltimore Presbytery, partners with congregations and neighborhood leaders in the Baltimore Presbytery to address issues of poverty and racism.

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Mission in Your Neighborhood: New Models and Tools for Short-term Mission
Led by Kate Foster Connors, director of The Center, and Ellen Sherby, coordinator, Equipping for Mission, PMA

Change your paradigm of service and mission through this half-day track on urban ministry and short-term mission.  Learn first-hand how The Center, a ministry of Baltimore Presbytery, partners with congregations and neighborhood leaders in the Baltimore Presbytery to address issues of poverty and racism. Gain practical tools for mission engagement and deep learning about alternative models for short-term mission. **Participants are asked to sign up for “Part A” in the morning as well as “Part C” after lunch to engage in the full experience for deeper engagement and learning.**  NOTE: In the interest of stewardship of financial and environmental resources and for a more authentic urban experience, registrants who are able are encouraged to walk or use public transportation to get to and from the Learning Opportunity site at The Center, 210 W. Madison Street, less than a mile from the Big Tent venues. Directions and guides will be provided. If another transportation option is needed, please contact Ellen Sherby (ellen.sherby@pcusa.org) by July 15. Transportation will be provided for those returning to the Lord Baltimore hotel for the World Mission luncheon and then back to The Center for Part C.  Other participants are invited for lunch at The Center (please purchase a ticket @$12 as part of this registration process so we can plan for numbers) or may enjoy lunch on their own in the neighborhood.

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