Adult Faith Development  At Countryside Church Energy, Engagement, and Empowerment By Dan Wiseman Coordinator AFD
 
Who Are We <ul><li>53 Years Old in Palatine IL </li></ul><ul><li>320+ members and growing </li></ul><ul><li>40 new members...
AFD Design Principles <ul><li>Balance in spiritual, social, group, individual </li></ul><ul><li>No formal committee-occasi...
Community Partners <ul><li>Jung Center in Evanston (Dream work) </li></ul><ul><li>HCAN and Citizen Action </li></ul><ul><l...
Spirituality <ul><li>Death and Dying Study group </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Guide Training </li></ul><ul><li>Zen and Budd...
Social Justice <ul><li>Mental health movie (with Nami) </li></ul><ul><li>Better Day Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care...
Group Programs <ul><li>Covenant Groups (4-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Chalice Circles (15 facilitators being tng.) </li></ul><ul>...
Learning <ul><li>History of Christianity (Two 8 week sessions) </li></ul><ul><li>Living Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Happin...
Fun and Fellowship <ul><li>Monthly Games Night </li></ul><ul><li>Drum Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Song Circle </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Information <ul><li>Dan Wiseman 847-221-5197 or  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Church 847-359-8440 </li></ul><...
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    1. 1. Adult Faith Development At Countryside Church Energy, Engagement, and Empowerment By Dan Wiseman Coordinator AFD
    2. 3. Who Are We <ul><li>53 Years Old in Palatine IL </li></ul><ul><li>320+ members and growing </li></ul><ul><li>40 new members this year </li></ul><ul><li>$415K Budget (+15%) </li></ul><ul><li>$500K capital campaign for building </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. Hilary K is in second year </li></ul><ul><li>In NW suburbs of Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Planning a second service </li></ul>
    3. 4. AFD Design Principles <ul><li>Balance in spiritual, social, group, individual </li></ul><ul><li>No formal committee-occasional meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial-Bring us your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Info Island for Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking (Facebook, meet up etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Support other committees </li></ul><ul><li>AFD a strategic objective (SPICE Plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate with RE-Cross Generation </li></ul>
    4. 5. Community Partners <ul><li>Jung Center in Evanston (Dream work) </li></ul><ul><li>HCAN and Citizen Action </li></ul><ul><li>National Association for Mental Illness </li></ul><ul><li>St. Hubert’s Jobs Ministry (30 churches) </li></ul><ul><li>Palatine Township (MMOM) </li></ul><ul><li>Common Ground (Deerfield) </li></ul>
    5. 6. Spirituality <ul><li>Death and Dying Study group </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Guide Training </li></ul><ul><li>Zen and Buddhist Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Journey Inward Meditation (+ gong) </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual movie night (1 st Mon) </li></ul><ul><li>Cakes for queen of heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Discovering your Gifts (new) </li></ul>
    6. 7. Social Justice <ul><li>Mental health movie (with Nami) </li></ul><ul><li>Better Day Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Health Care Summit </li></ul><ul><li>Money Summit </li></ul><ul><li>HCAN community center for Palatine area </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration reform center for Palatine </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan program May 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Obama Year One (Common Ground) </li></ul><ul><li>Harnessing Community-Journeys Retreat </li></ul>
    7. 8. Group Programs <ul><li>Covenant Groups (4-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Chalice Circles (15 facilitators being tng.) </li></ul><ul><li>Two book groups </li></ul><ul><li>Agnostic/atheist group </li></ul><ul><li>Compassionate Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Work life Support (jobs/career) </li></ul>
    8. 9. Learning <ul><li>History of Christianity (Two 8 week sessions) </li></ul><ul><li>Living Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Happiness </li></ul><ul><li>Enneogram </li></ul>
    9. 10. Fun and Fellowship <ul><li>Monthly Games Night </li></ul><ul><li>Drum Circle </li></ul><ul><li>Song Circle </li></ul>
    10. 18. Contact Information <ul><li>Dan Wiseman 847-221-5197 or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Church 847-359-8440 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>ccuu.org </li></ul><ul><li>1025 N. Smith Rd., Palatine IL 60067 </li></ul>

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