Conference breakout workshop preview: Listen, seek, serve, grow. (Pittsburgh)

Have you seen the amazing workshops that will be part of our February 9th conference?

This is one of the breakout workshops planned for our Pittsburgh location. Register now for the Pittsburgh conference-The Long Journey: from Extracting the Past to Cultivating the Future.

The Pittsburgh conference will be at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Register now.

Listen, seek, serve, grow.
Pastors Cynthia and John Wallace, Oasis Project

Come hear the story of one congregation’s  response to the fraying of opportunity and community in their neighborhood.  With deep listening and real appreciation for all the community has to offer, their work has fruited: there is vibrant community space, places to share skills, and spaces and occasions to care for one another, body and soul.  These vibrant, resilient, and still-growing results invite us to pause for the joyful, slow work of listening and building, so that we can build the spirit and trust-anchored partnerships we need to fuel a truly just transition.

Dr. John Wallace, Ph.D. is the David E. Epperson Chair and Professor, Center on Race and Social Problems Senior Fellow for Research and Community Engagement at The University of Pittsburgh (with joint appointments in the Katz School of Business, Department of Sociology and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences) as well as serving as the Senior pastor of Bible Center Church in Homewood.

Over the past 30 years work has focused on the well-being of African American children, youth and communities. He is the principal investigator on the University of Pittsburgh Center on Race and Social Problems’ Comm-Univer-City of Pittsburgh Project, an integrated program of research, teaching, and service. He is also the principal investigator on the Healthy Living, Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives project — a community-based participatory research project that  examines the correlates, causes, and consequences of disparities in children’s asthma.

Dr. Cynthia Wallace Ed.D. oversees the administration and management of Bible Center’s ministries, personnel, and finances in consultation with the Pastor and Leadership Team. She is also the Executive Director of the Oasis Project which includes oversight of Oasis Transportation, Everyday Cafe and our community programs. Pastor Cynthia has a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago, a M.A. in School Administration from the University of Michigan, a M.A. in Counseling from Geneva College and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Pittsburgh.

There are three workshops per location. Find everything you need to know about the conference here.

Register for the Pittsburgh location now.