FRIDAY | FEB 9, 2018 | 7:30-9:30 pm
For 40 years, Lynn Curtis has been actively engaged in an extensive transformation of how the Church reaches out to the world’s poor and needy. This discussion will consider the way Dr. Curtis’s often heart-wrenching path to the most destitute and distressed people within 67 developing countries has helped influence changes within the church.
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- What changes do you hope to see in the Church?
- Consider what the Church is (and is not) and how it relates to what you really desire.
- Appreciate and build on changes already achieved or currently in process.
- Recognize that change in the Church requires alignment of three drivers:
- The prophet and general authorities (policies and official direction)
- Professional staff (resources, publications, implementation)
- Local initiative and culture (relationships, real life, members & leaders)
Through inspiration, persistence and patience you can influence these drivers.
- How can our own pain and the suffering of others relate to how the Church grows?
- In what ways do differences in member needs, experiences and perspectives shape the way the Church evolves? How does revelation, empathy and love fit into this process?
- How could the 2018 LDS initiative of councils for all members change the Church?
- With faith and the Savior’s love, what can committed members do to influence change?
- The process is daunting – complex, time-consuming, often frustrating – but ultimately well worth it. Let’s explore how you can become the change you wish to see in the Church.
Since 1977, Lynn Curtis, Co-Founder of Interweave Solutions and former Vice President of ProLiteracy, has advanced self-reliance, grassroots learning and community action throughout the developing world and the U.S. An international authority on literacy, micro business and social change, Dr Curtis has authored several books and trained thousands of community organizers and leaders outside and within the Church. During the last year alone, Lynn has worked in Lebanon, Iraq, Morocco, Guyana, Liberia, Uganda and Salt Lake to initiate programs with the Church and other institutions.
Lynn’s outreach has helped victims and survivors of torture, children sex trafficking, domestic violence, tsunamis, refugee camp detainment, earthquakes, tribal massacres, imprisonment, starvation, war atrocities, homelessness, floods, children abandoned to the streets, “lost-generation” gangs, and many, many more.
RECORDING OF THE CONVERSATION:
Thanks to Grant Salisbury for recording this.