Our Workshops

Education Workshop

posted on August 22, 2011

On October 8, 2011, the Amos Commission will help host a workshop on education.  Our goal is to get our churches more involved in public schools.  For more information, go to www.umcad.org.

ReThink Justice: Economic Justice - a Jesus Imperative

posted on August 11, 2010

Workshop – Saturday November 6, 2010
Parker Lane UMC

The Amos Commission Workshop on Economic Justice featured Professor Joerg Rieger of Perkins School of Theology, a renowned theologian who brought a challenging message about the Gospel and the theology of biblical economic justice.

Douglas Greco, Director of Austin Interfaith. addressed the power of community organizing and how it can provide our congregations with leadership and skills to become engaged with the poor.

Breakaway sessions provided practical examples of ministries to and with the poor and the use of community organizing.


My Job - Risktaking Justice and Mercy Workshop

posted on August 3, 2010

Bob Linthicum provided the theological and Biblical understanding of justice, and created a new vision for Austin justice leaders about how to adress the worlds pressing injustice issues. We tackled poverty, health care and ecological issues, but most important, we engaged in discovering the power of community organizing, from a global expert. In addition, Linthicum described the power of well organized Mission groups, and called on churches to cluster together to build a more effective strategy to deal with community issues.

We dealt with Poverty, Health Care, and Environmental issues at the Global, Urban and Rural levels and local leaders provided valuable lessons in how to deal with these issues at a the local level.

Register at the United Methodist Church Austin District Office, 512 444-1983 or email for more training and development opportunities.

For more details about future workshops go to the Our Workshops tab above.