Organizing for Faith Communities

1924026_1015643468493807_5018489612367331077_n.jpgWorkshop meets in person: St. John’s, St. Cloud, Date TBA

The basic skills of community organizing are things that many Christians already practice in their lives together. Listening deeply to each other, caring for others, identifying gifts, praying for guidance, and speaking truth — all these are skills that already inhabit your faith community. ‘Community Organizing’ is the process of engaging those skills intentionally in your neighborhood outside the walls of your church building, grounded in the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

Join Rachel Babbitt, Missioner for Community Engagement,RACHEL.jpg for an in-person workshop to begin the work of organizing in and around your faith community. Participants will encounter the basic skills of asset-based community organizing including interviewing, documentation, asset mapping, networking, and communication. Scriptural stories of transformation provide a foundation for our call to do this work, and Christian practices of discernment and listening inspire and guide organizers today.

After the workshop, participants have the option to continue in an online course for four weeks. The online course is required for those looking for credit from the School for Formation. 

This workshop is open to anyone, especially those who serve in ministries of justice or outreach, on vestries or bishop’s committees, and all who feel called to help their faith communities connect with their neighborhoods.

Instructor: Rachel Babbitt, Missioner for Community Engagement

Workshop Cost: $40.  Includes reading materials and lunch.

Online Course Cost: No additional charge!

Complete the online course to receive a voucher for 50% off the cost of your next School for Formation course in the 2017-18 program year.  

Required reading for Online Course: Articles posted online; other reading material to be distributed at the in-person day.

Registration coming soon.