No Need Among You continues as planned!

In response to hurricane Harvey, we’ve adjusted the NNAY schedule to include service opportunities & Listening Sessions in order to LISTEN and LEARN from our brothers and sisters on the ground in Houston about how we can best SERVE in ways that go far beyond the initial relief efforts.

No Need Among You Conference
October 25-27
Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Houston, TX

 

Christian Community Development Conference
October 4-7
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI

 

Buckner International’s semi-annual missions lecture
Poverty & justice in the Bible: Urgent missiological implications for the Church
Thursday, Sept 21 @ 10am
Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid
5405 Shoe Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149

Join Buckner Missions for the second Missions Lecture Series. A panel of world renowned experts in the areas of theology, church history and social work will address poverty and justice in the Bible and the urgent missiological implications for the church. Some of the questions we will look at include: What does the Bible really say about poverty and justice? How did the early Christian respond to poverty and injustice? What is the real meaning of the kingdom of God? Is the church responsible for the poor? How are we, as Christians, called to respond to poverty?

The panel will consist of Dr. Steven Friesen, department chair and professor of biblical studies at UT Austin; Dr. Gaynor Yancey, professor and director of the Center for Family and Community Ministries at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University; and Dr. Timothy Sandoval, associate professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School.

Mission Waco’s Culinary Expo 
Wednesday, Sept 20 @ 12-1:30pm
Jubilee Food Market, 1505 N. 15th St, Waco 76707.
Aramark (Baylor Dining) chefs will be cooking up foods from the grocery store and Urban REAP, all for free! Come taste!

A nation of immigrants: A discussion on immigration reform
Wednesday, Sept 20 @ 7pm, registration begins @ 6:30
Asia Society Texas Center – 1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77004

Join Asia Society for a discussion with national and local experts on immigration in the United States, the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for a strong economy) Act. Speakers include Alberto P. Cardenas, Jr., counsel for Vinson & Elkins LLP, Anne Chandler, Executive Director of Tahirih Justice Center’s Houston office, and Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. Moderating the program will be Charles C. Foster, Chairman of Foster LLP.

Encountering the world of Islam
Tuesday evenings, Sept 19- Dec 5 from 6-9 p.m.
University Baptist Association – 2916 West T.C. Jester, Ste 200, Houston, TX 77018

Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) guides you on a journey into the lives of Muslims around the world and in your neighborhood. Through this course and book, you will learn about Muhammad and the history of Islam, gain insight into today’s world conflicts, and dispel fears and myths about Muslims.

TxCCDN members can request their community development events be posted online here. Send requests to director@txccdn.net.