The Training HUB
The Neighborhood Ministries Training HUB exists to drive organizational values and culture providing resources and training that align with the organization's mission, vision, and 10 Core Values. The Training HUB shares its resources both internally and externally, to staff, volunteers, community members, and broader networks of city, state, and national partnerships.
The Training HUB serves as a connection point for knowledge sharing and skill development, where individuals can learn new skills, share best practices, and stay up-to-date with new developments. The HUB offers a range of training opportunities, including in-person workshops, online courses, and webinars, that are tailored to the specific needs of different audiences.
By providing comprehensive and ongoing training, the HUB helps to ensure that all stakeholders are aligned with Neighborhood Ministries' values and culture. This is important for creating a cohesive and unified community that is committed to practicing community development with a trauma-informed lens. Additionally, the Training HUB helps to improve the quality of services provided, as individuals develop new skills and knowledge that can be applied in their work.
Furthermore, the Training HUB establishes and maintains partnerships with other organizations and networks, by providing training and support that aligns with shared values and goals. This helps to strengthen NM's reach and impact, as it collaborates with other like-minded organizations to achieve common objectives. For instance, our partnerships with Street Psalms' Urban Training Collaborative links us with 24 other urban HUB's sharing a common commitment to free leaders from all walks of life to love their city and seek its peace with the Gospel of Jesus.
In our work at Neighborhood Ministries, we often brush up against stories of deep pain and trauma. In a context like this, Self-care and Soul-care are essential practices that promote holistic well-being and healing - they help keep us in the game. Trauma can have significant impacts on an individual's physical, mental, and emotional health, and self-care and soul-care can help mitigate these effects.
The effectiveness of different self-care and soul-care practices depend on each practitioner's temperament and religious convictions. Thus, individuals can tailor practices for their own well-being and engage in disciplines that nourish their mind, body, and soul. These practices can include (but are not limited to) physical exercise, healthy eating, mindfulness meditation, journaling, and spending time in nature.
As a trauma-informed organization, we also realize that communal practices of self-care and soul-care ("me and we" care) are also important. We strive to create a supportive environment that prioritizes the well-being of employees and recognizes the impacts of trauma. This can include offering cohort groups who practice self-care disciplines together, providing access to mental health resources, and creating a culture that values self-care and soul-care.
By prioritizing self-care and soul-care, Neighborhood Ministries seeks to foster a culture of healing and growth, where individuals can feel safe, supported, and empowered to take care of themselves and others.