Gifts for Growing

Every year Circle of Hope calls on gifted people to help us grow. While most of what we have fits well into a cell or Sunday meeting, we organize further events to help each other grow in particular ways.

Our schedule is arranged around the seasons:

Spring is devoted to Earth: Planting seeds of faith and helping them sprout.

• Summer is devoted to Wind: Taking first steps of life in the Spirit.

• Fall is devoted to Fire: Accepting the gifts we bring to the community and our purpose, and learning to give them.

• Winter is devoted to Water: Deepening resources for transformation.

The rest of our Way of Jesus site is organized in a similar way; it has resources to help us move along on our journey in Christ.

April to June 2019 ▨ Earth

Spiritual Development

Comfort Retreat ▨ June 8th

Location: 2212 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA

Time: 8:30am to 2:00pm

Angie Petersen, Jordan Burdge and friends offer this annual salve for the wounds we all carry. All prayer levels welcome. Sign-up required at Eventbrite.

Jesus Isn’t "White" ▨ June 14th

Undoing the myth of a European savior, again.

Location: 1125 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA

Time: 8:00pm

We know people who still suffer from the effects of the "white Jesus” myth that has dominated our cultural landscape. This is for those folks who need the real deal. Maybe this is for you. Understanding Jesus from the top of the domination system doesn’t work. Sign-up required at Eventbrite.

Bible and Theology

What is the Bible and what do I do with it? ▨ May 14th

Location: 3800 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, NJ

Time: 7:30pm

Our pastor Ben White and friends offer a workshop for people getting acquainted with the Bible. Bring your questions and your friends. Sign-up required at Eventbrite.

Seminarian's Cohort ▨ June 24th

Theology of Work

Location: 2007 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA

Time: 7:30pm

Our cohort of theologians invites everyone interested to do theology with them. This time we launch from the pastors' recent reading: Work in the Spirit: Toward a Theology of Work by Miroslav Volf

Marriage and Parenting

Parenting Workshop ▨ May 11th

Self-care for Parents with Pre-schoolers

Location: 2212 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Shannon Aksel professionally runs groups for parents with preschoolers. She has lots of ideas for how to stay sane and stay present during this wonderful time in your family's life. Space is limited. Cost $15 per person. Sign-up required at Eventbrite.

Business and Finance

Making the Most of Your Money ▨ June 22nd

Basic Budgeting Workshop

Location: 3800 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, NJ

Time: 10:00am

The Capacity Core Team offers their successful workshop for people who need to budget personal finances. Sign-up required at Eventbrite.

Community Building

About Making a Covenant ▨ April 1st

Location: Northwest Philly

Time: 7:30pm

The pastors lead prospective covenant-makers through the basic meaning and practicalities of this important step.

About Circle of Hope ▨ April 29th and June 24th

Location: Various Locations

Time: 7:30pm

Want to learn more about Circle of Hope but aren’t sure how to ask? This is a great place to do that. We want to talk about who we are and what we are doing. You might have other questions too. Why do we meet at night? Why do we multiply? Why are we Christians? What’s the point of planting churches? Let’s answer them together. We hope we learn as much from you as you do from us.

July to September 2019 ▨ Wind

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October to December 2019 ▨ Fire

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January to March 2020 ▨ Water

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