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The Congregational Church of South Hempstead's planning toward the 2012 launch of social enterprises that advance the Gospel.

The Congregational Church of South Hempstead's planning toward the 2012 launch of social enterprises that advance the Gospel.

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    • Oikonomia Tou Theou (Economy of God) Second Organizing Meeting Tuesday November 29th, 2011 7:30pm -9:00pmCongregational Church of South Hempstead
    • The Congregational Church of South Hempstead United Church of Christ416 Woodland Drive, South Hempstead, NY 11550 516-489-3610 theccsh.org Rev. Patrick G. Duggan, Pastor 2
    • The Oikonomia MinistryPlease introduce yourself… 3
    • The Oikonomia MinistryOpening Prayer 4
    • The Oikonomia MinistryToday’s AgendaWelcome & Introductions 7:35pmOpening PrayerAgenda Review 7:45pmTen-Minute Bible Study & Prayer 7:47pmUnderstanding Oikonomia 7:57pmQuestions/Dialogue 8:22pmThe Way Forward 8:45pmClosing Prayer 8:57 pmAdjourn 8:59pm 5
    • Ten-Minute Bible StudyRev. Patrick G. Duggan, Pastor Mark 4:30-32 NET Mark 4:30-32 NRSV The Parable of the Mustard Seed The Parable of the Mustard Seed 30 He also asked, “To what can we 30He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of compare the kingdom of God, or what God, or what parable can we use to parable will we use for it? 31 It is like a present it? 31 It is like a mustard seed mustard seed, which, when sown that when sown in the ground, even upon the ground, is the smallest of all though it is the smallest of all the the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is seeds in the ground – 32 when it is sown it grows up and becomes the sown, it grows up, becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth greatest of all garden large branches, so that the birds of the plants, and grows large branches so air can make nests in its shade.” that the wild birds can nest in its shade.” 6
    • Ten-Minute Bible StudyRev. Patrick G. Duggan, Pastor Mark 4:30-32 The Oikonomia Ministry The Parable of the Mustard Seed (as exegeted by Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. in The Universe Bends Toward Justice, p.119) •No self-respecting cultivator of land in first-century Israel would purposely sow a mustard seed because it is a noxious weed and it would overrun the commercial crop. •To sow the unwanted mustard seed would be to treat it as the equal of more highly valued, traditionally planted crops. •Purposely sowing the mustard seed in the midst of other plants intentionally violates the law in Leviticus 19:19 (and no one would devote an entire field to a weed !). •Despite its tiny size, the mustard seed grows to a height of 4 feet, with 4-foot branches, taller than the staple crop, wheat. 7
    • Ten-Minute Bible StudyRev. Patrick G. Duggan, Pastor The Oikonomia Ministry Mark 4:30-32 The Parable of the Mustard Seed (as exegeted by Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. in The Universe Bends Toward Justice, p.119)-cont’d. The mustard seed is like a weed with no commercial value, but it offers something other cultivated plants do not: a home for “the birds of the air”. “Birds of the Air” • those without fields of their own, unable to care for themselves • a welcome place for the poor and the landless who _like birds_ are typically never welcome in a cultivated field •“Birds” are not welcome because every kernel they consume means less for the cultivator, reducing profits and wealth “..the portrayal of God’s kingdom as a tiny mustard seed is a metaphor for the … inclusion of even the neediest in the largesse of God’s kingdom on earth.” 8
    • The Oikonomia Ministry OIKONOMIA TOU THEOU ECONOMY OF GOD__________________________ OIKONOMIA OY – KO – NO – MEE - AH 9
    • The Oikonomia MinistryThe mission of Oikonomia is to launchsustainable social enterprises that advancethe Good News of Jesus Christ. 10
    • 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 11
    • The Oikonomia MinistryWhat is a sustainable social enterprise that advances the Good News of Jesus Christ ?"a revenue generating venture founded to create economicopportunities for very low income individuals, while simultaneouslyoperating with reference to the financial bottom-line.”-The Roberts Foundation Homeless Economic Development Fund“…any business venture created for a social purpose--mitigating/reducing a social problem or a market failure--and togenerate social value while operating with the financialdiscipline, innovation and determination of a private sectorbusiness.-Virtue Ventures 12
    • The Oikonomia MinistryWhat is a sustainable social enterprise that advances the Good News of Jesus Christ ?“ a business set up with a vision beyond thebottom line…that strive[s] to make a socialimpact [and] accomplish missional aims.”-Shannon Hopkins 13
    • The Oikonomia MinistryWhat is a sustainable social enterprise that advances the Good News of Jesus Christ ?a) “project-based relationships where co-learning and co-leading is a natural part of working together.”b) Action/reflection model for producers & practitioners vs.Theory-into-practice model for theoreticians & consumers-Brad Sargent 14
    • The Oikonomia MinistryWhat is a sustainable social enterprise that advances the Good News of JesusChrist? John 3:16 Matthew 25:35-36 Luke 4:18-19 Matthew 28:19-20 15
    • 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 16
    • 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) 17
    • The Oikonomia MinistryThere will be two categories of Oikonomia socialenterprises, guided by covenants: Church Initiatives •100% revenue to CCSH •abide by Oikonomia principles •compensation to team members Independently Owned •100% revenue to owners •abide by Oikonomia principles •pay a tithe of surplus to CCSH (10% or more) 18
    • The Oikonomia MinistryOikonomia social enterprises will:•Consist of a minimum 0f 3 enterprise team members .• No less than 1/3 of enterprise team members must be CCSHmembers in good standing.All OM enterprise team members must have:• Daily access to a computer with internet access•An email address•A mobile phone 19
    • The Oikonomia MinistryProposed Oikonomia Social Enterprises•Word OUT! *•Long Island HomeGrown **•Wedding/Event Planning/Hosting*•Equal Exchange*•Streaming Live Conferences **•Event Marketing & Ticket Sales*•Your ideas????? *CCSH-owned **ACT enterprise 20
    • The Oikonomia MinistryQuestions/Dialogue 21
    • 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!! 22
    • The Oikonomia MinistryTO START YOUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BY JUNE 2012…Study1) Read 2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34. What does the text reveal about the structure and economy of Israel and other nations when Jehoshaphat was king? By 12/25, email to OM participants 3-4 sentences on your observations.2) Purchase Starting from Zero with $0: Building Mission-Shaped Ministries on a Shoestring by Becky Garrison. Be prepared to share on 12/27.Recruit1) Talk to 10 people about Oikonomia.2) Bring at least one of the 10 people you talk with to the 12/27 meeting. Survey1) Visit at least 3 sites from the “Social Enterprise Examples” page.2) Write 2 sentences on each site you visit and email to all OM participants before 12/25. Build1) If you get along well with the person you bring on 12/27, invite them to be on your 23enterprise team.
    • 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 24
    • The Oikonomia MinistryNext Meeting: Tuesday December 27th, 7:30pmACTION ITEMS DUE:Study1) Email 2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34 thoughts by 12/25.2) Purchase Starting from Zero with $0: Building Mission-Shaped Ministries on a ShoestringRecruit1) Talk to 10 people about Oikonomia.2) Bring at least one on 12/27. Survey1) Visit 3 Social Enterprise sites from the list.2) Email 2 sentences by 12/25. Build1) Add one person to your team by 12/27. 25
    • The Oikonomia MinistryClosing Prayer 26
    • Oikonomia Tou Theou (Economy of God) Second Organizing Meeting Tuesday November 29th, 2011 7:30pm -9:00pmCongregational Church of South Hempstead