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"Ministry with the Marginalized" Workshop To Be Offered

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ministry with the Marginalized

This workshop provides training for church-based volunteers and teams involved in serving economically challenged communities through food, clothing, cash assistance. short-term service, or other projects.

Based on research conducted for the Louisville Institute this year, Rev. Dana Horrell, Ph.D., offers practical advice on:

  • How to pay attention to class bias when volunteering
  • How to build relationships with those you serve
  • How to tap into community assets, not problems
  • How to expand on food & clothing ministry
  • How to start an empowerment ministry (such as mentoring or financial education)

Through lecture, case studies and discussion, you will learn how to avoid "toxic charity" and build relationships with the people you serve.  

Date:  Sat., Dec. 5

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12noon

Where: Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 Ridge Pl, Latham, NY 12110

Cost:  $29.  Advance registration is required.  Registration deadline:  Dec. 3.  Register at

Course instructor:  Dana Horrell, Ph.D. is a consultant specializing in community ministry and social action.  Last year, with a grant from the Louisville Institute, he studied how congregations do community ministry and is producing an instructional video, Bridging the Class Divide in Volunteering.  He is the Executive Producer of Faithful Citizen, a multi-media adult study on global issues (Logos, 2012).  Read his blog at  He is a United Methodist pastor who lives in Troy.

For more information, email Dana Horrell at or call 315-439-9154. 

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