Compassion Coalition's  Event Calendar for 2019

Dates and locations are subject to change.

Dates will become live links when registration for that event opens


Benevolence Network

(Every Other Month, Locations Change) Time 3:30 - 5 pm



Benevolence Network brings churches together to share ideas and resources, to collaborate with one another to work through difficult benevolence cases. 

Free for Members

Bridges Out of Poverty -  1 Day



This workshop helps churches, community organizations and businesses better understand what it is like to live in poverty and gives you tools to assist those in our community who are struggling.

$25 for Members

$100 for Non-Members

Community Impact Luncheon (Fundraiser) 2020



Cost of Poverty Experience / COPE


  • There are currently no COPE training scheduled for the remainder of 2019.

  • $25 each for Members

  • $50 each for Non-Members

The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in the community. It is a snapshot of obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day. For those of us who do not fall into the poverty category, we most likely have a very difficult time truly understanding what life is like for those who do.


If you would like to schedule a COPE for your businesses, church, non-profit, school, or other group click here for more information.

Frontline Series: 

Frontline 1: Responding to Requests for Assistance 



It happens to everyone, with more and more frequency, someone asks you, "Can you help me?" How do you respond to requests for assistance? Not sure? Whether you work in church benevolence, volunteer or are just out in your community, this workshop can help you. It covers topics such as developing a process to help and not enable, how to verify circumstances, when ‘No’ is appropriate, the role of the Church, and the top 10 best practices.

Free for Members

$50 each for Non-Members

Frontline 2:  New Strategies for a Strong Benevolence Team


  • February 26, Time 9 am - 12 pm - St. James Episcopal

  • September 17, Time 1-4 pm - Cokesbury


This three-hour workshop walks benevolence staff and volunteers through the process of building a team at their church to handle benevolence requests. 

Free for Members

$50 each for Non-Members

Frontline 3: Understanding Community Resources 

(Speakers and Topics Vary Each Time)



This workshop provides connections to resources and how to make referrals. Each quarterly workshop focuses on a different point of pain in our city. Social service agencies speak and offer pamphlets on community resources.

Free for Members

$15 each for Non-Members


Frontline 4: Mentoring & Relationship Building



This workshop contains tried and true best practices, tips, and practical applications to further equip you to ‘go deep’ in a relationship with those you serve, navigating the typical relational challenges and avoiding pitfalls.

Free for Members

$50 each for Non-Members



Salt & Light Luncheon - Topics/Speakers vary based on community need

  • Stay tuned...


Open to all, $5 registration



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Compassion Coalition, Inc. is not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by Compassion International, Inc.