Upcoming Facilitator Trainings
New Facilitator Training – April 21st at 12 PM ET, May 12th at 3 PM ET and May 19th at 12 PM ET led by Outreach and Engagement Manager, Leila Oakley. Training will include an overview of the role, best practices, and a Q&A. Register today!
Zoom Training for Facilitators – April 22nd at 12 PM ET, May 13th at 3 PM ET and May 20th at 3 PM ET led by Outreach and Engagement Manager, Leila Oakley. Training will include an overview of the Zoom platform, how to utilize the platform for JustFaith Ministries small groups, and a Q&A. Register today!
Upcoming Information Meetings
On Thursday, April 15th at noon ET, JustFaith Ministries staff members will provide a meeting for anyone interested in learning about the 2020-2021 Sacred Air program. The meeting will include tips about starting groups in your church or area, general information about the programs, and some time for Q&A. Register today!
On Thursday, May 13th, at noon EDT, JustFaith Ministries staff members will provide a meeting for anyone interested in learning about the 2020-2021 EngagingSpirituality series. The meeting will include tips about starting groups in your church or area, general information about the programs, and some time for Q&A. Register today!
Bringing Eco-justice to Your Congregation and Moving Your Church to Action (presented as part of Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD))
April 19th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Would you like to address contemporary social issues at your church — without sparking World War III? Have you ever dreamed of transforming your sleepy congregation into a passionate church family that is actively engaged in the community? Do you want to inspire your congregation to care for God’s creation, but you’re not sure how to mobilize your community to action? This workshop will provide church leaders and laypeople with tools for engaging their congregations in tough conversations around contemporary social issues, with the ultimate goal of equipping church members to work for biblical justice. During this workshop, JustFaith Ministries Executive Director, Susie Tierney, and Director of Programs, Rev. Kristin Dollar, will introduce JustFaith Ministries’ small group program on eco-justice (written in collaboration with Creation Justice Ministries), which workshop participants can facilitate in their own congregations. During the session, Susie and Kristin will not only introduce the program, but they will also share best practices for promoting civil dialogue and inspiring effective action. While the focus of this workshop is on facilitating conversation and inspiring action around eco-justice, participants will also learn about similar tools for addressing racial justice, as well as other issues including poverty, immigration and grassroots organizing.
To learn more about and to register for the JustFaith Ministries-co-sponsored EAD conference, “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored” visit: https://advocacydays.org
Grounding the Work of Social Mission
May 20th at 7 p.m. Eastern
What are the key components of effective advocacy for people of faith? How do you “do what is yours to do” (St. Francis)? Susie Tierney, Executive Director of JustFaith Ministries, will share her list of “top ten components of effective action” on Thursday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Susie will draw on her many years of experience leading parish/congregation-based church social ministry, as well as her Franciscan worldview. Register today!