Bridging the Gap

april 15-17, 2016

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The Church's mission includes caring for those in poverty ... So what is it like to be in poverty, and how can we respond?

Join us for this weekend journey experience as we learn the struggles of poverty and homelessness, and renew our commitment to seeking God's love, justice, and peace for all.

What || An inner city weekend sleepover from Friday evening to Sunday morning during which each participant is immersed into the realities of Memphis poverty, education, and homelessness through back-to-back hands-on experiences, interspersed with reflective debriefing, reflection on scripture, and teaching. 

We each have assumptions about those we consider to be poor, often without thinking through what it even means to live a life with limited resources, in unsafe neighborhoods, working minimum wage jobs. During this weekend, we hope that will change. 

According to the intentional design of the weekend, we apologize that we can't share more information without taking away from the experience.

Who || Adults ages 18+ (will consider teenagers with parental approval, and preferably parental participation) who are ready to go deeper into the depths of love for their neighbors, rich or poor, black or white, homeless or sheltered.

Where || Jacob's Well serves as home base but we will spend the majority of our time at other places around town.

When || We'll meet at CUMC at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, and we will conclude at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Cost || The cost of this weekend is $35.

Registration ||  For $35, join us for a weekend of experiential and scriptural learning about God’s heart for those who are poor and how as followers of Christ we are called to love and respond. Register here.

Questions || Contact Jamey Lee, 496-2446

"If a person has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need and that person doesn’t care—how can the love of God abide in such a one? Let’s not love with words or speech but with action and truth." 1 John 3:17-18