Join Us

There are many ways that you can become involved with Community Renewal Society:

  • Become a Member Congregation: Community Renewal Society member congregations lead the work of CRS. Congregations make a financial contribution to CRS and an organizer works with all member congregations to develop leaders, build church power and capacity, and identify issue for campaigns. If you are interested in your church joining Community Renewal Society fill out the form on this page and an organizer will contact you.
  • Attend a Training: Building powerful, knowledgable leaders to win change is central to the mission of Community Renewal Society. CRS offers regular training opportunities for both member congregations and outside leaders and organizations.
  • Join the Advocacy Network: Our Advocacy Network gives you the chance to work with us and put your faith into action to end injustice and to build opportunity for all who live in Illinois. Whether you choose to join us in Springfield, or to engage in advocacy in other ways, we invite you to explore this section of our website to build upon your foundation. It’s a great resource for longtime activists and newcomers alike.
  • Request a Speaker: Community Renewal Society will send informed staff and/or leaders to your congregation or community group to share information with you about the issues we work on through speaking at mission moments, preaching at worship services, leading adult education events, presenting issue workshops, and conducting legislative advocacy workshops.
  • Get Email Updates: Receive periodic updates, action alerts and information about special events. Community Renewal Society is committed to protecting your privacy. We never share personal information without your consent. View our full privacy policy.
  • Volunteer: We can almost always use intens and volunteers to help around the office from stuffing envelopes to editing videos and working with social media.  For more information email  
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