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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 Andrea Hall, or 312–673-3840.

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.

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Community Renewal Society offers enriching and stimulating sermons, educational and training programs to congregations and other groups.

We 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. 


Request an Organizer to come to your church or congregation to talk about getting involved with CRS campaigns, contact Andrea Hall, or 312–673-3840.

  • Learn specifics about our Platform for Renewal and Legislative Priorities and contact Rev. Saeed Richardson, to request a speaker on these issues.

  • Request a training.

  • Request a guest speaker or a sermon on social justice issues to come to your church on Sunday. We can preach topically around Social Justice issues, or more specifically our Platform for Renewal and Legislative Priorities.

  • Extend a speaking invitation to a member of the CRS staff, contact Andrea Hall, or 312–673-3840.


Faith Resources


Biblical Words—Lectionary Studies

Jay Wilcoxen spent twenty years teaching Bible at the University of Chicago, his mission is to advocate for the plain and direct sense of the Lectionary readings.

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Study Bibles and Bible Studies

Jay Wilcoxen reviews the expanding genre of Study Bibles and offers studies of his own. 

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

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