CincySHIFT to Empower Leaders to Extend a Hand Up to Those in Need Oct. 14, 15

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Neighborhoods Embracing Transformation (NET), an arm of At Work on Purpose, will host CincySHIFT on Oct. 14 and 15 for leaders to learn best practices in order to help those with a heart to alleviate poverty.

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CincySHIFT will be foundational to understand poverty, know the best ways to engage in the fight against it and become a part of a community engaged in the difficult conversations that are paramount to progress.

The community of At Work on Purpose is powering Neighborhoods Embracing Transformation’s first equipping conference, CincySHIFT on October 14 and 15.

Proven poverty alleviation experts will share relationship-based best practices to empower those with a heart to fight poverty in a more effective and sustainable way.    

CincySHIFT will be held at Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Avenue in Cincinnati.

“CincySHIFT will be foundational to understand poverty, know the best ways to engage in the fight against it and become a part of a community engaged in the difficult conversations that are paramount to progress,” said Paula Bussard, NET co-founder and co-pastor at New Hope Ministries in Cincinnati. “This conference will equip attendees who desire to participate in successful efforts by providing leading philosophies and best practices presented by people currently engaged in and conquering the challenges.”

On Friday, Oct. 14, from 6:15 to 9:00 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to “get inside the skin” of someone who struggles to overcome some of the basic challenges of life, said Bussard.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., participants will gain skills to embrace the challenges of fighting poverty from experts in this field.

Speakers include Roger Howell, president of City Gospel Mission; the Rev. Damon Lynch III, senior pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church, an expert on asset-based community development; and Kirk Lithander, outreach pastor at Fairhaven Church in Centerville, Ohio who is utilizing progressive models to embrace relational aspects of diverse socioeconomic inclusion.

NET is a community of At Work on Purpose of Blue Ash, the largest, citywide marketplace ministry in the nation with more than 8,000 members. For more information on AWOP’s CincySHIFT, other events, faith-at-work tools and activities, go to or call (800) 513-9580.

“We are committed to reducing the number of poor, especially individuals and families who are eager to receive a hand up and not just a hand out,” said Chuck Proudfit, president and founder of At Work on Purpose. “This is a part of our responsibility to create God’s kingdom on earth by providing compassionate help to those who need it.”

Cost to attend CincySHIFT is $20. Lunch is included in the Saturday session. Registration is available at

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Contact: Paula Bussard
Email: pbussard(at)time4net(dot)org
Phone: (513) 604-0075

About Neighborhoods Embracing Transformation:

Neighborhoods Embracing Transformation (NET) is a member of the International Transformation Network and transforms neighborhoods by caring for the spiritual, relational, motivational and material health of people and institutions, for God’s purposes and his glory. NET connects neighborhood leaders; assesses current and emerging needs; resources proven solutions; and empowers life in Christ.

About At Work on Purpose:

At Work on Purpose is the largest, citywide marketing place ministry in the nation, with more than 8,000 members. Based in Cincinnati, the nonprofit organization helps working Christians mobilize the work world for Christ by offering inspiring and proactive ways to integrate faith into work, transforming jobs into platforms for ministry.

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