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  • 1. Oikonomia Tou Theou (Economy of God) Fourth Organizing Meeting Thursday February 23, 2012 7:30pm -9:00pmCongregational Church of South Hempstead
  • 2. The Congregational Church of South Hempstead United Church of Christ416 Woodland Drive, South Hempstead, NY 11550 516-489-3610 www.theccsh.org Rev. Patrick G. Duggan, Pastor 2
  • 3. The Oikonomia MinistryPlease introduce yourself… 3
  • 4. The Oikonomia MinistryOpening Prayer 4
  • 5. The Oikonomia MinistryHow did we do with our homework?…•Study, Recruit, Survey, Build•Asset Mapping ExerciseSurvey1) Visit at least 3 sites from the “Social Enterprise Examples” page.1) Write 2 sentences on each site you visit and email to all OM participants by 2/15. 5
  • 6. The Oikonomia MinistrySocial Enterprise ExamplesInspiration Kitchens http://www.inspirationkitchens.org/Salvation Army Thrift Storeshttp://www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use.nsfSamasource http://samasource.org/Growing Home www.growinghomeinc.orgOpen Books www.openbooks.orgBeeline Skin Care Products http://www.sweetbeginningsllc.com/Sweet Miss Givings www.sweetmissgivings.com 6
  • 7. The Oikonomia MinistryToday’s AgendaWelcome & Introductions 7:35pmOpening PrayerAgenda Review 7:45 pmTen-Minute Bible Study & Prayer 7:47 pmToward Building OM 7:57 pmClosing Prayer 8:57 pmAdjourn 9:00pm 7
  • 8. Ten-Minute Bible StudyRev. Patrick G. Duggan, Pastor Genesis 9:8-11 God’s Covenant with Noah Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark. I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 8
  • 9. The Oikonomia Ministry OIKONOMIAOY – KO – NO – MEE - AH OIKONOMIA TOU THEOU ECONOMY OF GOD 9
  • 10. The Oikonomia MinistryThe mission of Oikonomia is to launchsustainable social enterprises that advancethe Good News of Jesus Christ. 10
  • 11. The Oikonomia MinistryOikonomia social enterprises will advance theGood News of Jesus Christ by:•Creating access to food, water, clothing, health,•Assisting the poor, and those in the criminal justicesystem•Creating access to abundance•Making disciples 11
  • 12. The Oikonomia MinistryOikonomia social enterprises will be sustainable& have measurable results. They will:•promote investment & create jobs•benefit the environment•lift people out of poverty•generate sufficient revenue to sustain operations•produce a financial surplus over the long-term (insome cases) 12
  • 13. The Oikonomia MinistrySustainable , or sustainability means: •Economic Development •Environmental Health •Social Equity ALSO •the ability to endure •New ministries that can “remain vibrant even during an economic crisis.” -Shannon Hopkins 13
  • 14. The Oikonomia MinistryThere will be two categories of Oikonomia socialenterprises, guided by covenants: 1) Church Initiatives •100% revenue to CCSH •abide by Oikonomia principles •compensation to team members 2) Independently Owned •100% revenue to owners •abide by Oikonomia principles •pay a tithe of surplus to CCSH (10% or more) 14
  • 15. The Oikonomia MinistryOikonomia social enterprises will:•Consist of a minimum 0f 3 enterprise team members• Have no less than 1/3 of enterprise team members as CCSHmembers in good standing. 15
  • 16. The Oikonomia MinistryAll OM enterprise team members must have:• Daily access to a computer with internet access•An email address•A mobile phone 16
  • 17. The Oikonomia Ministry MAPPING OUR ASSETS1. We have resources, ideas, abilities, talents2. When we bring our assets together, we create tremendous value 17
  • 18. The Way Forward The Oikonomia Ministry2011October – NovemberStudy, Recruit, SurveyNovember - DecemberStudy, Recruit, Survey, Build2012January - MarchStudy, Recruit, Survey, Build, PlanApril - MayStudy, Recruit, Survey, Build, Plan, InvestMay - JuneStudy, Recruit, Survey, Build, Plan, Invest, Launch, Celebrate!! 18
  • 19. The Oikonomia MinistryThe Way Forward2012MarchStudy, Recruit, Survey, Build, PlanAprilStudy, Recruit, Survey, Build, Plan,MayStudy, Recruit, Survey, Build, Plan,June - DecemberStudy, Recruit, Survey, Build, Plan, Invest, Launch, Celebrate!! 19
  • 20. The Oikonomia MinistryLet’s Set Some Goals RIGHT NOW! What Will You Study, Recruit, Survey, Build, Plan for March , April, May – The Next 90 Days? 20
  • 21. The Oikonomia MinistryProposed Oikonomia Social Enterprises•Word OUT! * Audio Recording Sales•Long Island HomeGrown ** Fresh Food Products•Equal Exchange* Organic Coffee & other food products•Wedding/Event Planning/Hosting*•On Purpose: Church in a Sustainable Economy ** May 23rdConference•Time Bank Inventory & Exchange of Talent/Labor•Others? *CCSH-owned **ACT enterprise 21
  • 22. The Oikonomia MinistryQuestions/Dialogue 22
  • 23. The Oikonomia MinistryFor our next meeting… Survey1) Report on your “Study, Recruit, Survey, Build, Plan”2) Submit weekly updates to email list Build1) Invite at least one new person to our next meeting onThursday March 22nd, 7:30pm. 23
  • 24. The Oikonomia MinistryNext Meeting:Thursday March 22nd, 7:30pm. 24
  • 25. The Oikonomia MinistryClosing Prayer 25
  • 26. Oikonomia Tou Theou (Economy of God) Fourth Organizing Meeting Thursday February 23rd, 2012 7:30pm -9:00pmCongregational Church of South Hempstead