Just Engagement: The Power to Change
Our eight-week program offers tools and tips to organize your own grassroots advocacy efforts, no matter what issue you or your group decide to address.
“We’re not bringing the kingdom. Jesus is bringing the kingdom. But we can spread the kingdom as we do God’s will as it is done in heaven. So to really spread the kingdom is not to just create a righteous law, it’s to create a society in which government lives out its divine purpose.” – Alexia Salvatierra, co-author of Faith-Rooted Organizing
How do I put into action the need for social change in my community?
Through the lens of the Christian faith, Just Engagement is an eight-week module that invites you to look at different ways to engage in your own grassroots advocacy efforts. In small groups you will discern how your gifts, skills and passions are best utilized to create social change. This program includes grounding in Scripture, reflection on past and present social movements, wisdom from community advocates, tools for successful advocacy, and resources to support you and your group for the long haul as you actively impact social change.
Groups are co-facilitated by one or two participants.
Just Engagement: The Power to Change consists of eight 2½-hour sessions. All sessions include prayer, dialogue, active listening, and relationship-building. Some sessions may include videos and/or a guest speaker.
JustFaith Ministries recommends that a group be approximately eight to fifteen people.
Participants deepen their understanding through reading and viewing videos and online materials. The most essential resource is the community formed through the process. Click here for the book list.
Immersion and Retreat
To gain some practical experience engaging in grassroots advocacy efforts, Just Engagement: The Power to Change includes an advocacy immersion experience. Participants visit with local leaders, organizations, or community organizing groups engaged in efforts to create social change. The module also contains a retreat that provides a foundation for community building.
Affordable Pricing for Groups
Churches, Parishes, Organizations
- Comprehensive materials for each session
- Facilitation scripts and guidance
- Immersion guidance
- Direct access to program staff for support
- Additional resources – $28 per participant
All other materials are web-based
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