March 24 –April 21, 2022
A 4-week exploration of community organizing as a tool for building and transforming congregations and communities. This course features 6 hours of online learning in community via Zoom and four weeks of self-guided learning using the Damascus Project’s course platform, the Damascus Project Network
Live Zoom sessions are required for successful completion of this course and meet on Friday, March 25, 6:00–8:00 pm; Saturday, March 26, 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:00–3:00 pm
About this course:
Community organizing in the Progressive Christian world is the new “evangelism.” Rather than recruiting people into our churches, we learn to invite the church to go out into the community and find out what God is already doing in our neighborhoods and communities. It is the job of spiritual leaders to learn how to listen to the needs of the community, and attach those needs to resources for change. Community organizing is the best tool to transform a congregation, a community, and our world.`
Together, we will explore the history of community organizing, consider a theological approach to organizing, and learn a basic framework to engage in the good and hard work of community organizing. The ability to learn how to organize a community is one of the best and most practical and effective ways to lead a congregation and to transform a community. This course will require you to ask––and answer––big questions. It will challenge you to get outside your comfort zone, and it will invite you to tap into how God might be leading you to seek justice in your community.
Register Here by March 24
Assessment Learners (MIDs): $220
In “Length of Study” drop-down menu, select “Unit 3.”
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