Faith-Based Community Organizing
A C T: Action for Community Transformation
Make Something Happen: Community Organizing 101
January 15-16 (Sunday 3pm - Monday 5 pm)
English Lutheran Church, 1509 King St., La Crosse
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SEE: Instructions for Team Caucus Time (for those who weren't able to have their group time prior to leaving the event on Jan. 16.)
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join with others from your congregation or community, catch a vision, think strategically together, and gain skills to develop coalitions and transform your community. God is calling us to make a difference in the world. This event will be grounded in scripture and prayers as foundational to Christian action; at the same time it acknowledges and respects participants different faith or no faith.
Tom Thibodeau, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership, Viterbo University
The Rev. Susan Engh, Program Director for Congregation-based Organizing, ELCA
EVENT AGENDA: SEE FULL EVENT AGENDA
Sunday, January 15 -- 3 pm Registration / 3:30 pm Welcome / 8 pm Dismissal
Sunday includes worship, workshops, dinner and 1st plenary speaker.
Monday, January 16 -- 8:30 am Coffee / 9 am Opening Prayer
Monday includes 2 additional workshops, 2nd plenary speaker, a panel discussion and time to build a plan with your team.
REGISTRATION: This event is designed for teams of 3-5 persons from your congregation, organization or community. You will register as a team w/ the cost being $30 for each individual; cost includes Sunday dinner, Monday morning coffee, lunch and snacks. Contact Pr. Libby Howe for inquiries regarding dietary restrictions, 608-788-5000. REGISTER HERE.
WORKSHOP TOPICS: SEE WORKSHOP PLAN
Congregation Based Organizing 101, Theological Foundations for Congregation Based Organizing, Charity & Justice: Distinguishing, Discerning & Deciding, Servant Leadership, A Summons to Active Citizenship, Deep Relationships Across the Usual Boundaries, Advocacy in a Congregational Setting, What will Congregation Based Organizing Ask of the Pastor, The Heart of the Matter: One-on-Ones, Ground Rules for Difficult Conversations, Effective Meetings that Build a Culture of Accountability, Discerning and Deciding on the Issues to Take Up, Power Analysis and Effective Interventions, Compassionate Community Faith Alliance in La Crosse, Wis.
If you are planning on attending any workshops please complete the survey to let us know what workshops your team plans to attend. This is helpful for the organizers to have a ball park of attendees for our workshop leaders. The preferences you indicate are not an iron-clad commitment.
EVENT SITE: English Lutheran Church, 1509 King St., La Crosse
The church is in a residential area with a limited parking lot, so sharing transportation with others is encouraged.; street parking is also available. The church is handicap accessible. Assisted listening devices are also available.