CDSP Organizing for Public Ministry Class

CDSP Organizing for Public Ministry Class

by Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Organizing for Public Ministry is a week-long intensive class, held January 17 - 22, 2016, that is taught by a team of experienced Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) community organizers, about how to engage the public mission of the church in the world.

What: Organizing for Public Ministry
When: January 17 - 22, 2016
Where: Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP)
2451 Ridge Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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Registration: Click here to register online

Students will participate in presentations, discussions, role-play, and readings that foster practices for:
· Mission
· Sustainable leadership
· Strategic thinking and acting
· Forming collaborative relationships for missional action

Organizing for Public Ministry is open to clergy and laypeople for continuing education credits and to Graduate Theological Union students for academic credit. Click here to learn more and to register.

The best indicator of course effectiveness, in my opinion, is what I am integrating in my work months later. By that measure, the IAF training I had at CDSP is a winner!

As I walk the streets of a new mission field, I carry with me a way of seeing possibilities and opportunities through the lens of this training -- especially ways to engage and connect people who may not yet see themselves as collaborative partners.

The course gave me greater awareness of how we can strengthen the voices of God's mission, as planted in the hearts of the people we serve, and offered the practical knowledge to organize church and community, increasing our capacity to follow through with action.

--The Rev. Twila Smith '14

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