Dates: 9-20 October 2017 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
Event: Welcome the Stranger
Event Host: Bethany Global University, Minneapolis, MN
Theme: Welcome the Stranger
Location: Bethany Global University, Minneapolis, MN
IAFR Director of Church Training (Rachel Uthmann) and IAFR Colorado Ministry Leader (Shanna Doughty), will be teaching a course on Welcoming the Stranger from 8:00 - 12:00 on the Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays within the given dates.
The focus is on a deeper understanding of the causes and challenges of forced displacement as well as best practices in welcoming forcibly displaced people in our communities.
Restrictions: Open to registered students at Bethany Global University only.
Date: 13-14 October 2017
Event: Missions Fest Seattle
Event Host: Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, WA
Theme: From Nations to Neighbors
Location: Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, WA
Tim Uthmann, IAFR Assistant Director of Operations, will present a seminar titled "Neighboring from the Nations: the Church's Role in Loving Refugees" at 11:00 - 12:00 on 14 October.
As the conference considers the church's missional role with its neighbor, this seminar will explore the unique opportunity we have to love the forcibly displaced as their journey brings them to us.
No registration required.
Date: 19 October 2017
Event: Pressing Issues in Global Missions Contexts
Location: Multnomah University, Portland, OR
Registration: Registered university students only
Tim Uthmann, IAFR Assistant Director of Operations, will use this college class to highlight the current refugee situation and encourage students to consider the implications for their future missional engagement.
Registered university students only.
Date: 7-10 November 2017
Event: Regional Round Table of the Refugee Highway Partnership
Location: West Asia
Registration: By invitation only
Tom Albinson (IAFR US President) and Rachel Uthmann (IAFR Assistant Director of Church Training) will be among the plenary and workshop leaders at this gathering of people serving refugees in West Asia. Topics will include investing in refugee resilience, the role of community in recovery from forced displacement, self-care for those serving traumatized people.