A Welcoming Table: An Experiential Training Event

May 9, 2018 @ 10:00AM — May 11, 2018 @ 12:30PM

At altar table or dinner table, in the meeting room or around the picnic table, this strikingly diverse congregation is thriving in part because of its emphasis on authentic relationships and mutual service. This workshop offers an opportunity to explore Haywood’s organizational structure and examine best practices for sustainable and transformational ministry WITH the poor. A focus of the workshop is supporting congregations in developing or strengthening ministry with the poor in their local communities.

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


There are multiple tracks for registration.

Track A is a comprehensive training that includes experiential components and covers topics ranging from theological foundations and guiding principles for relationship-based ministry with the poor to volunteer management, fundraising, and developing strategic partnerships. Begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. and concludes Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Track B is advanced training for organizations that are already engaged in cutting edge ministries with and among the poor, or those that have attended previous WITH* trainings and are trying out new ways of being in ministry within their local communities. Dialogue and learning around common challenges and opportunities such as maintaining staff wellness, positive approaches to campus safety, and navigating relationship in the context of addiction and mental illness. Begins Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and concludes Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Track C is a partial registration option. Half-day only on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Scholarship assistance is available from the General Board of Global Ministries on a first come, first served basis. To apply for a scholarship click here.

Lodging must be booked separately. Lodging is available for workshop participants at Brooks-Howell Home at $80 per night for a single room or $160 per night for a two-bedroom apartment. Brooks-Howell Home is a national mission institution of The United Methodist Church, a continuing care retirement community located in the heart of Asheville. A majority of its residents are retired UM missionaries and deaconesses. To reserve, call (828) 253-6712.

Complete Agenda (coming soon)

To learn more about Haywood Street Congregation, visit us on the web at www.haywoodstreet.org.

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Event Location
Haywood Street Congregation
297 Haywood Street, Asheville NC 28801
Asheville, NC 28801
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