Church, Community Organizing

“Getting Organized” at NEXT

This month community organizing emphasis month over at the NEXT Church blog. There have been some great posts, like this one by my colleague Karen Sapio and this one by Ashley Goff. I was asked to contribute a post to the series, since my church has been building a regional community organizing entity here in Southern California. Here’s an excerpt

What started as the Inland Empire Sponsoring Committee has now become the Inland Communities Organizing Network (ICON). Building this regional organization is teaching us some things. I’ll highlight two. First, community organizing is not inherently Presbyterian. That sounds ridiculously obvious, but it’s been a valuable learning.

Read the whole post here.


To learn more about relational community organizing, visit the website of the Industrial Areas Foundation or read this book.



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