Preparing for potential disasters is a great way to connect with neighbors and begin spiritual conversations.
Most people in our U.S. context have spiritual questions, but lack a context for discussing those questions without fear of being judged or pressured.
Unfortunately believers too often rush to answer such questions before really listening, reinforcing such fears rather than creating a safe environment for those who believe differently to encounter God and reach their own conclusions through Scripture discussions.
This September 15th training integrates:
- the WA state Map Your Neighborhood program (to guide neighbors in preparing together for potential disasters)
- with Q-Place guidance in gathering people with different beliefs for spiritual discussion around the Bible.
Content will include:
- What are scientists predicting may happen in our region?
- Loving our neighborhoods using The 9 Arts
- How to use the Map Your Neighborhood resource (The 9 Arts way).
- How does an individual prepare physically and spiritually for a catastrophic event?
- How can a faith-based organization prepare?
- A prophetic word…
Venue: Doxa Church (620 – 106th Ave NE, Bellevue)
Date: September 15th
The WA state site notes that:
Neighborhoods prepared for emergencies and disaster situations save lives, reduce the severity of injuries and trauma and reduce property damage. And contributing as an individual and working together as a team helps develop stronger communities and improve the quality of life in the community.
Through integration with Q-Place:
- Believers benefit from a natural way to engage and serve their neighbors.
- Neighborhoods benefit through collaboration and stronger relationships.
- The government benefits through the preparation of its citizens.