Groups and individuals often contact Mobile Loaves & Fishes interested in learning the essentials of our unique “Community First!” approach in response to homelessness. Through this incarnational model of hospitality, we work alongside—rather than merely providing for—our brothers and sisters coming up off the streets. So many have asked us to help them unpack these principles and practices that we decided to create a 3-day Symposium dedicated to the task.
The Symposium For Goodness’ Sake is tailored for those more interested in providing relational transformation than transactional “handouts.” From the individual who longs to help the panhandler on the corner, to those with a vision for a “Community First!” village in their own cities, each Symposium attendee will be empowered by this paradigm-breaking, faith-based approach to caring for the chronically homeless with compassion and dignity.
The Symposium is far more than an overview of Community First! Village. Rather, the staff of Mobile Loaves & Fishes offers an educational and relational consultation process. Through interactive talks, workshops, tours, and more, we hope to give others the benefit of almost two decades’ worth of wisdom.
Attendees will receive an insider’s look into the faith, values, and principles of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, exploding conventional ideas about what it means to care for the homeless. Discussions will range from our unique approach to making “homes”– rather than houses– for the homeless, to our best practices for working through addictions and economic barriers to change, to creating a volunteer-driven ministry, and so much more. The best part is the learning community that each Symposium creates. Attendees with hearts and minds for this kind of ministry come from all across the country, and with each new gathering we at MLF learn something from your passion and hard work with the homeless.
To get the complete Village experience we encourage all attendees to stay here at the Village’s onsite Bed & Breakfast, The Community Inn. The Symposium For Goodness’ Sake Eventbrite ticket does not automatically include lodging, as we only have a limited number of units available at this time. However, we encourage attendees to explore available units and book online at The Community Inn.
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