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DAN CRAIN

Dan Crain is a connector, equipper and consultant to the body of Christ pointing them to dignified interdependent relationships with those on the margins. He's a seasoned trainer in the Dignity Serves curriculum, has spoken in over forty different churches around the nation, developed a resource called "Loving Freely" in order to equip ministry leaders struggling with compassion fatigue to love the vulnerable well, and is a wonderful connector within the body of Christ in Atlanta, GA. He is married to his amazing wife, Adrienne for thirteen years and they have four children, Landon, Karis, Eden and Isaac. He is a farm boy from Bumpville, PA (true place), holds a Biblical Studies degree from Liberty University and a Masters of Intercultural Ministries from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Dan has over twelve years of ministry experience loving others cross-culturally, racially and socio-economically. He speaks and writes on topics such as; poverty, holistic gospel, dignified interdependent relationships, racial conciliation, and loving freely. 

WORKSHOPS

Dignity Serves: Dignity Serves is a facilitated training curriculum produced by Polis Institute for the purpose of helping people give and receive with dignity. The curriculum is now in its fifth version. The idea for Dignity Serves originated in 2007 during a research project called “Seeking the Welfare of the City." Without the commitment, leadership, and encouragement of Angie Winn, Jim Seneff, and Dr. Frank James, this project never would have happened. All who benefit from the materials inherit a debt of gratitude towards each of them.

Loving Freely: This workshop will unpack the importance of paying attention to the emotional health of the ministry leaders that Christ has called to live out the ministry of reconciliation. Many people whom Christ has called to the ministry of reconciliation struggle with compassion fatigue and are on the verge of burn out. Through a dignified interdependent relationships with God, self and others, the reconciler will be equipped to pay attention to the false self of codependency and narcissism and how these negatively affect the way we serve those on the margins. The antidote to this is to come to a place of “loving freely” as the beloved child of God. The goal of this workshop is to set the reconciler on a journey to living a dignified interdependent relationship with God, self and others in order to develop an Island of Peace within their soul.