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Introduction to Neighborhood Transformation at Westside Family

Fri, October 14, 2011


Introduction to Neighborhood Transformation

October 14-16, 2011

Hosted by Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Drive, Lenexa, KS 66227

Contact: Matt Adams, Community Impact Pastor
Email: matt@westsidefamilychurch.com
Phone: 913-890-4221



Several months ago Matt Adams was introduced to a strategy called “Neighborhood Transformation”. You can read more about it at http://www.neighborhoodtransformation.net. NT is almost 40 years old as a strategy and has been used in more than 115 countries with dramatic effects. In the last ten years the man who developed this strategy has been working with leaders in 15 metropolitan areas around the country to contextualize the strategy to urban America.


The strategy (NT) is having great impact. It can be a tool that churches use together to bring spiritual and physical transformation to our city, all in the name of Jesus Christ. You are invited to attend this three day seminar to learn more about this strategy, and you are encouraged to plan to be there for the whole program.


What is Neighborhood Transformation?


Neighborhood Transformation is a strategy which helps churches minister in a wholistic manner to people in urban poor neighborhoods. It empowers people to take responsibility for their own lives. It helps neighbors to help their neighbors and moves them from welfare and relief to empowerment. It focuses on assets found in the neighborhood which fosters local ownership instead of being based on problems which they expect outsiders to fix for them.


Neighborhood Transformation (NT) trains church lay-people how to enter a nearby poor neighborhood, develop relationships, and identify assets already found in the neighborhood in individuals and groups. Then, by working with the local people, this information is used to improve the living conditions.



Introduction to Neighborhood Transformation

Three Day Seminar

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 14-16


Friday, October 14, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
• Neighborhood Transformation (power-point)
• Biblical Basis of Wholistic Transformation
• Comparing Relief, Betterment and Development


Saturday, October 15, 9 am to 4 pm
• What is Good Health and a Community
• Introduction to ABCD
• Urban
• Gathering Primary and Secondary Information and Choosing Best Neighborhood
• Acquiring and Retaining Volunteers Overview
• Knowing Your Neighbors
• Identifying Assets in Your Neighborhood


Sunday, October 16, 1 to 4 pm
• Working with Your Elementary School
• Paralytic and Development
• Using a Lesson Plan
• Practice Teaching