The Open Table Model
Open Table trains congregations and their members, through the Open Table Model, to form communities - called Tables - that transform their vocational and life experiences into tools our Brothers and Sisters in poverty can use to develop and implement plans that create change. The Open Table process is a catalyst for the collaboration of faith communities, government, universities, business and non-profits working through a shared purpose model to move themselves and their communities from a transactional relationship with our Brothers and Sisters in poverty to one of transformation.
While congregation members join Tables to help others, they soon realize they are changed forever by the relationships they create through missional community. In Open Table, relationship is mutual: love, healing, purpose, faith and transformation given by each other for each other. God gives everyone human potential and the Open Table model allows us all to use it to give lives of meaning to each other.
SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY OPEN TABLE IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST:
Introduction / Orientation to Open Table
Brother / Sister / Families introduction to Open Table
Open Table Support
On-Going Continuing Education of Open Table
The Open Table model training
Mission Leader Training
More to come
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