Monday, January 27, 2014

Monthly Gathering: "Helping Without Hurting"

The Vulnerable Children's Ministry
Presents a Workshop

“Helping Without Hurting”

with Guest Speaker Lynn Clay, Certified Poverty Trainer

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Willow Creek Community Church
67 E. Algonquin Road, So. Barrington, IL
(Room B204/206 near the chapel)

Caring for those who come from a background of poverty can often be confusing and complicated.  We can do a lot of damage assuming everyone should be “like us”.  Sometimes those who desire to help, can even create damage to the very people they wish to serve.  This workshop will help us learn to step into relationships with people who have a different way of approaching life and creating a bridge that allows us all to walk back and forth between the two worlds.

This workshop is designed for:

·         Adoptive Families

·         Foster Care Families

·         Safe Families Hosts

·         Those involved in orphan care

·         Those who care about vulnerable children


5:30 Dinner together (Atrium)
7:00 Worship service (Lakeside Auditorium)
7:30 Workshop (room B204/206)


Lynn Clay, Poverty Trainer 
Lynn is devoted to Christ for the past 25 years, a wife to Rich Clay for 23 years, a mom to Kristen (20) and Jasmine (16) and is on staff at The Chapel in Libertyville for the past 14 years. Her role at The Chapel includes being a Chaplain at the Lake County Jail, overseeing the jail ministry volunteers, an Area Leader for small group leaders and she does women’s pastoral counseling.  As a certified Poverty Trainer, she and her team teach classes on how to help/partner with those in poverty without doing more harm than good.  Her youngest daughter is adopted, putting her on a path to learn and grow in ways she never imagined and she is passionate about getting messy with relationships that take us out of our comfort zone.
Register HERE

Childcare is available with Midweek for Kids (ages 0-5 years)


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