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Impact-Driven Community Reform Leadership Training

The Organizing team offers leadership training opportunities to member congregations, community leaders and organizations to build powerful, knowledgeable leaders who can impact change. If you would like us to bring an individualized training to your church, school or organization, contact Rev. Dr. Waltrina Middleton at or 312–673-3839.

Change-Activating Education

Advocacy, Policy, Passion and Power.

The Policy team offers educational workshops to help community leaders and advocates better understand key issues, the state legislative process and how to be an effective advocate. Legislators at local, state, and national levels of government listen to their constituents—legislators want and need to hear your perspective. Learn how to be heard with clarity and conviction. Contact Rev. Saeed Richardson at or 312–673-3816.

Request A Speaker

Community Renewal Society offers enriching and stimulating sermons and lectures to congregations and other groups.

Invite CRS to your worship services, mission moments and adult education events. We will send informed staff and/or leaders to your congregation or community group.

Contact Rev. Dr. Waltrina Middleton at or 312–673-3839.

  • Invite a guest speaker to your congregation on Sunday. We can give sermons and preach topically on Social Justice issues.

  • Request an Organizer who can talk about getting involved with CRS campaigns.

  • Learn the intricacies of our Platform for Renewal.

  • Get wonky about our Legislative Priorities.

  • Train to be an advocate.

  • Extend a speaking invitation to a specific member of the CRS staff.


Faith Resources



Guidelines for Congregations and Clergy on Political Action (pdf) from the United Church of Christ

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