On Thursday, 18 March COACH in partnership with The BUV launched our first Empowered Faith Community – learning and training experience. It was so good to see people representing churches from Geelong, Bendigo, Sale as well as a number from across the Melbourne metro area, be trained in reaching people in tough places and helping them to flourish.
The Empowered Faith Community concept centres on community gatherings in and amongst people living in poverty. During the training we explored questions like what does poverty and oppression look like in your local community. How does your church engage with people who are doing it tough and what would an entire community of people who were doing life tough look like if they were now empowered as a disciple of Jesus.