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Learn about the economic impact of churches

By February 16, 2021No Comments

Join New Church Ministry (NCM) and EDGE: A Network for Ministry Development from March 3 to March 5 at the Hopeful Economics UnConference. “Hopeful Economics” is a way of looking at the world of the assets and abundance that it has and making that work for everyone. And “UnConference” is when topics and discussions are informed by the people who show up. In addition to helping lead the direction of the conversations, participants will learn about the economic impact of churches and how to pitch their communities of faith to form new partnerships.

Attendees will also dive deep into the relationship between social enterprise and faith at this virtual event. NCM’s very own Pastor Terrell L McTyer, Minister of New Church Strategies for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, will be the master of ceremonies, kicking off the first day of the UnConference with our “what to expect” session.

Participate in fun and interactive sessions that will challenge you to work with unsuspecting partners to increase your impact and address community needs. New ideas and connections are guaranteed. All communities of faith are welcome!

Our incredible lineup of speakers include:

  • Darnell Fennel, Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the National Benevolent Association
  • Aaron Kuecker, Provost at Trinity Christian College, a liberal arts institution in Chicago, and
  • Mark Elsdon, Vice President of the Board of Directors for Working Capital for Community Needs, a Madison-based impact investing fund that provides microfinance funding

For details including a full agenda and exhibitors list, please visit:

Register today

And don’t forget to follow #hopefuleconomics, our official hashtag of the event, for more updates about speakers and sessions!

EDGE works with congregations, presbyteries, conferences, regional councils, and ministries across Canada in areas of new ministry, renewing ministry, property, and innovation.