Thursday, February 15, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
Leader: Chad Brinkman
Often times we focus on the perceived needs of a community, sustaining narratives and cycles of dependency that are usually defined by others. What if our ministries were the product of partnerships that leveraged shared gifts in our communities? In this workshop, learn how Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) builds and strengthens relationships both inside and outside of the Church, shifting viewpoints from scarcity to gifts and creating sustainable growth in our communities.
Chad Brinkman is the Program Officer, Engagement for Episcopal Relief & Development, where he works to “engage,” educate and mobilize local communities, affinity groups and the larger Episcopal Church in the work of Episcopal Relief & Development. Previously he served the organization through the NetsforLife® Inspiration Fund, working to raise awareness and support for Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning malaria prevention program partnership. He is also a regular contributor of pictures and stories to the organization’s website. He is the father of a fat ginger cat and a hilarious baby boy, husband to a beautiful and talented redhead, and an avid cook – skilled in the clandestine art of vegetable butchery. Chad has been on staff at Episcopal Relief & Development since 2010.