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Spring Training Session in Black Mountain, NC
On Saturday, April 28, 20 volunteers and two chaplains attended the Spring Training Session in Black Mountain, NC at First Christian Church. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Winter Training Session in New Bern, NC
On Saturday, January 13, 61 participants attended the Winter Training Session in New Bern, NC at First Baptist Church. Thank you to everyone who attended!
Annual Training and Meeting in Asheboro
On Saturday, 10/28/17, Yokefellow held its annual training and meeting in Asheboro, NC. Over 70 volunteers attended the event and had a wonderful time!
- President David Morton opened the session with a prayer and devotional.
- Board Members David Canady and Kyle Fishbaugh explained practical ways to engage in Yokefellow’s seven spiritual disciplines.
- Executive Director Vita Alligood shared her personal testimony on the power of active listening and talked about why and how listening ministry can powerfully communicate God’s love to inmates.
- State Developer Carlton Gooding explained how to navigate boundaries in prison volunteerism, using examples from his experience as a federal prison chaplain.
- Board Member Chris Mitchell reminded volunteers what the structure of a Yokefellow meeting should look like.
- President David Morton wrapped up the training with an overview of Yokefellow’s relationship with the prisons and why volunteers engage in prison ministry.
The training was followed by a brief annual meeting in which the proposed 2018 budget was shared, the membership voted on the Executive Board for 2018, and Yokefellow’s new Executive Director and State Developer were introduced. Following the annual meeting was a lively lunch and social. If you were not able to join us, we hope you can do so next year!
Photos from the Annual Training and Meeting
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