CRS offers regular training opportunities for member congregations and outside leaders and organizations. Building powerful, knowledgeable leaders who can impact change is central to the mission of CRS. If you would like us to bring an individualized training to your church, school, or organization, contact Andrea Hall, or 312–673-3840.

State Advocacy Training in April

Learn about CRS’ legislative priorities in our 2018 Platform for Renewal. You will receive the latest news from Springfield and an overview of our bills.  Practice lobbying and leading meetings with elected officials in Springfield.  Team captains will be trained to lead lobbying teams for Day of Faith.

This training will prepare you for CRS' Day of Faith at the Capitol but you are welcome to attend the training even if you are unavailable to join us for a Day of Faith.

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Three Day Community Organizing Training, June 21 – 23, 2018

Presented by Community Renewal Society’s Organizing staff and focused on faith-based principles, this three-day training identifies key organizing principles, how values influence those principles, and how you can become an effective organizer and leader. Training takes place:

Day 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Day 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Day 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. on the first day to complete sign-in and registration.

Register early to receive the discounted $300 rate, or pay the standard rate of $350. Sponsored leaders from member congregations should contact their organizers for a discounted rate.  For more information contact Andrea Hall, or 312–673-3840.

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Confronting Pharoah: A Congregational Justice Training

Offered to member congregations in two sessions of two and a half hours each, this training provides congregations with the basic skills to build relationships, power, and new justice ministries in their congregations. CRS Organizing staff will bring this training to congregations with at least 20 people ready to get trained.

Session I covers:

  • Living Out the Gospel Call to Do Justice
  • Understanding Power in Your Congregations
  • Relational Meetings

Session II covers:

  • Identifying Issues in Your Congregation or Community
  • Creating Justice Ministries
  • Building Relationships with Public Officials

Congregations should contact their local organizer if they are interested in hosting a training. 

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