Many of our churches and denominations, like our country at large, are polarized and paralyzed. They have to walk on eggshells for fear of offending members (including major donors) who openly or tacitly support an ugly, fearful resurgence of white Christian nationalism.
Fortunately, growing numbers of individuals and congregations are tired of walking on eggshells. They’re fired up and ready to move forward. Many are from Mainline Protestant denominations. Many are from historic Black churches and other ethnic minority congregations, and some are from the historic Peace Church tradition. Many are progressive or post-Evangelicals, Pentecostals, and Charismatics, or are part of forward-leaning Catholic fellowships and organizations.
We want to help these people and congregations find each other, dream together, and learn, get organized, and work together. That’s why we’re creating the Convergence Leadership Project: to train you and thousands of others like you to be vibrant spiritual activists in a growing, multi-denominational movement of just and generous Christianity.
This progressive Christian movement can be a vital partner in the larger multi-faith movement for peace, justice, ecological responsibility, and inclusion for all.
Because the challenge is so great, we need you and thousands like you to get involved.
As part of the Convergence Leadership Project, you’ll have access to live, in-person events along with 24/7 online learning, so you can become a stronger, more confident, more energized leader.
If you’re a pastor, we’ll help you approach key lay leaders so you can begin to build momentum as a congregation dedicated to spiritual activism. If you’re a lay leader, we’ll help you approach your pastor. If your congregation isn't ready to get involved, we'll help you form a cohort to move forward together. We’ll give you suggested scripts to explain what you're doing, and each month, we'll guide you in a step-by-step plan to get senior citizens, young people, families, and even kids involved, because spiritual activism includes everybody and we need all hands on deck.
Once you are building momentum within your congregation or cohort, we’ll help you discover a peer group of fellow Christian activists from around your region and across the country. We'll help you start dreaming about what you can be and do together in the years to come.
The cost is affordable, and we’re developing full and partial scholarships for minorities, seminarians, and church planters.
Lay leaders will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Christian Leadership, and pastors may fold this training into degree programs in cooperating seminaries.
Most important, we will work together, pray together, and grow together, living out the teaching and example of Jesus in this critical moment in history. I hope you’ll join us as part of the Convergence Leadership Project.