Upcoming Shift Cohort: Sign-up Today!

We invite you to join other leaders from churches across Richmond to learn and apply asset-based community development principles to existing local missions and outreach in our region’s under-resourced neighborhoods. Through these 7 weekly sessions, you will learn about innovative Christian responses to poverty and practice them in community with others, “shifting” your approach to develop more focused, effective and sustainable community ministries. We hope you will join us to better understand the systems at work in your communities and to clearly identify you and your church’s unique role in the process of transformation for the common good.


Who: 20 participants – 2-4 participants per church representing 5-10 Richmond-area churches

Where: Richmond’s First Baptist Church / 2709 Monument Avenue

When: Tuesday evenings:

Tuesday, 3/31: Overview and Orientation (6-8pm, this session only)

Remaining 6 sessions: Every Tuesday, 4/14 – 5/19 (6:30-8pm, all other sessions)

Cost: $20 per person (or $40 per church for up to 4 participants)

About: This learning cohort is the result of an ongoing partnership between the Baptist General Association of Virginia’s Christian Community Development initiative and Embrace Richmond, aiming to educate and resource churches across the state as they “seek the peace of the city.” This learning cohort will be facilitated by Wendy McCaig, Executive Director of Embrace Richmond, and Hanna Zhu, Learning Cohort Administrator for the BGAV’s CCD initiative.


To secure your spot in this exciting learning cohort opportunity or for more information, please contact Caitlin Figura at caitlin.figura@bgav.org or sign up here:: https://vbmb.wufoo.com/forms/shift-regional-abcd-learning-cohort/



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