DEVELOPING LEADERS

OFmN Trainings with learning objectives 

We are a deeply relational community that equips leaders to practice the arts of faith-filled community organizing and grounded spirituality, with a framework of racial and economic equity to generate transformation in our lives, congregations, and communities.

Contextual Gathering Learning objectives

Contextual gatherings immerse faith-filled leaders from across the country in the very places where out congregations and organizations are rooted. Witness the tools of organizing influencing ministry and vice versa. Experience racial and economic equity in action. Be spurred to become bolder, more faithful, more relational, more powerful.

Faith-based community organizing training

A collaboration between Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Organizing for Mission Network.

Transformation and community happen here. Taught by a team of community organizers, ministers, and practitioners. This four-day training covers the basic tools of faith-filled community organizing from a biblical and theological perspective through the lenses of place, race, and economy equity. it is for the leaders who want to build practical skills for the development of their congregations and who engage in public ministry in the world.

Participants will

 1. Leave clear on the value of and desire to invest in the Organizing for Mission Cohort - vision of expanding the movement.

2. Develop an understanding and ability to apply the Basics of Community Organizing.

3.Be exposed to how the organizing tools and principles can be applied to every level of public and congregational life.

4.Be able to articulate the importance of racial and economic equity - and have tools to engage these lenses in their context.

5. Understand how contextual theology, bible study, spirituality, and place -based relationships are vital to engage an equity lens and embodying the Christian faith.

6. Be exposed to national organizing networks.

7. Display an increased capacity to translate Faith-Based Community Organizing in their context.

8. Leave with an imagination of what's possible for their life and ministries and walk out with a plan of action for themselves.

For cohort leaders

This training becomes a Train the trainers' opportunity - with the ability to be evaluated. For Seminaries - access to leaders in the church that are using this framework. everyone leaves feeling connected to a movement and new/deepened - collegial relationships.

train the trainers

OFM network members are coached and practice a variety of community organizing modules in training environment with peers under the direction of experienced and practicing trainers. The goal is to develop a cadre of trainers to multiply the efforts and effectiveness of the network and members in their local context.