*originally posted on Baltimore-Washington Conference website.
Change Makers is a unique ministry of the Baltimore-Washington Conference and Wesley Seminary for young adults interested in creating ministry that expands beyond the sanctuary and draws on the best of business, government, non-profits and church to create social change.
Based on experiences at Taste and See events around the conference, several people applied to participate in in a 10 month project made possible by a Young Clergy Initiative grant from GBHEM. It started with an immersion experience focusing on innovation in London and San Antonio, Texas. From there, they’ve begun ideating and experimenting. In May, they’ll take next steps to accelerate their social innovation and create a new expression of church. Along the way, mentors accompany the Change Makers in having vocational and theological conversations.
Beth Ludlum shared a reflection from the Change Makers experience in London. I had the opportunity to accompany the group to San Antonio’s Learning Lab. Below are postcards home from the week seeped in imagination, creativity, community, innovation and transformation.
Enjoy the postcards posted by Melissa Lauber, Director of Communications for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church, from the San Antonio Learning Lab.