Project: Participants will focus on four primary areas (people, poverty, planet, peace) and design a two-year implementation plan for their congregation to become a sustainable catalyst for positive change.
Pre-Course: Orientation Module introduces participants to the technology, schedule, instructor, coaches, and criteria for certification. It also provides cohort members an introduction to one another and leads participants in setting personal goals.
Online Gathering with Instructor & Coach: Orientation/Introductions
Module 1: A systems approach to global crises and the Christian message
Module 2: The Local Church as Agent of Transformation (compassion, creative action, and advocacy
Online Gathering with Coach/Project Selection
Module 3: The crisis of the planet
Module 4: The crisis of poverty
Online Gathering with Coach
Module 5: The crises of peace & vulnerable people
Module 6: Professions, Neighborhoods, Families, and Impact
Module 7: Theories of Change/Community Organizing
Online Gathering with Instructor & Coach/Presentations
Module 8: Summary/Review, self-evaluation, course evaluation