ORGANIZING FOR PUBLIC MINISTRY (FT-1239)

(01/17/2023-01/21/2023)

Course Memo

INTERSESSION 2022

This course focuses on developing skills, tools, and theoretical/reflective capacity for community organizing around multiple issues within a ministry context, and is taught by a team of experienced trainers from the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation's oldest network of
faith-based and community organizations, with additional theological reflection and context provided by a CDSP professor. Format will include
lectures, discussion, role-play, small group work, and reading. For those taking the course for academic credit, additional reading and writing
are required, the amount of each being determined by whether the course is being taken for 1.5 or 3.0 credits. The course is open to all
members of the seminary community and will also include local non-credit participants from community organizing projects. Course meets daily, 1/17/22-1/22/22, from 8am-5:30pm on 1/17, 1/19, and 1/20; from 8am-9:30pm on 1/18; and from 8am-12:30pm on 1/22, all at CDSP. [50 max enrollment]

INTERSESSION 2023

This course focuses on developing skills, tools, and theoretical/reflective capacity for community organizing around multiple issues within a ministry context. It is taught by a team of experienced trainers from the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s oldest network of faith-based and community organizations, with additional theological reflection and context provided by a CDSP professor. The course includes lectures, discussion, role play, small-group work, and reading. For those taking the course for academic credit, additional reading and a theological essay are required. The course is open to all members of the seminary community and includes local non-credit participants from community organizing projects. Course meets daily, 8 am - 5:30 pm,Tuesday-Saturday, 1/17-21/2023. [Auditors with faculty permission]