Beacon Academy

Investing in congregations. Developing leaders. Building our collective power so all people have a home.


 

Find the full list of Winter/Spring 2019 courses and descriptions here.
 

Winter/Spring Courses


Power Tools Leadership Series Overnight Retreat
Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16
5 p.m. - 5 p.m. next day, meals included
Retreat Location: Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center (Chaska)
Register by Friday, February 22
 
All three Power Tools sessions offered in a retreat setting, with one overnight.
 
 

 
Families Moving Forward Annual Host Coordinator & Volunteer Dinner / Inclusive Hospitality
Monday, March 4
6-8:30 p.m.
First Universalist Church
3400 Dupont Ave S, Minneapolis
 
Families Moving Forward Host coordinators and volunteers, join us to celebrate the hospitality and support your congregations provide to families. Come for a time to connect with others and to learn what's in store for Families Moving Forward. The BRAND NEW course "Inclusive Hospitality" will also be included as part of this gathering. This NEW workshop links the hosting experience to faith values. You will reflect on your own identities, assumptions, and implicit biases and develop skills to create an inclusive and equitable environment for families.
 
Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered - we look forward to seeing you on March 4! If you have any questions, please contact your Congregational Organizer. 

Families Moving Forward: Volunteer Host Training
Tuesday, April 23
6- 8:30 p.m.
First Univeralist Church, Minneapolis
Register by April 17
Dinner Provided
 
Hosting families is one of the most important things we do to live out our faith through Beacon. This workshop focuses on the practical information and tools needed to ensure that you, other hosting volunteers and the families have a positive experience.
 

 
Families Moving Forward: Inclusive Hospitality
Tuesday, April 30
6- 8:30 p.m.
First Universalist Church, Minneapolis
Register by April 24
Dinner Provided
 
This NEW workshop links the hosting experience to faith values. You will reflect on your own identities, assumptions, and implicit biases and develop skills to create an inclusive and equitable environment for families.
 

Building Home: What it Takes
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6 - 8:30 p.m., dinner provided
TBD
Register by May 6
 
Learn the ins and outs of what it takes to build homes like 66 West, Cranberry Ridge, and Great River Landing. You’ll walk away with an understanding of the need for affordable housing in our community, how we can address the scale of that need, and how the collaborative approach is uniquely suited to address that need.
 
 

Additional trainings available to congregations by request:
The 1-1 Visit: Building Relationships
Relationships are the building blocks of our collective power. Connecting with new leaders is essential, whether you’re hosting families, supporting the development of affordable housing or involved in a policy campaign. Learn the purpose and application of 1-1s, and practice your new skill with other participants.
 
Research Action Visits
Is your congregation interested in stepping out into the public arena? In this workshop, gain the skills needed to conduct research visits with public officials or other key decision-makers. You’ll discuss the purpose and positive impacts of research visits and you’ll have the opportunity to practice your newly-learned skills with other leaders.
 

 


 
Questions? Contact your congregational organizer or Debra Rodgers at 651.789.6260 x218.
 
A flyer is available for you to share with others.