Organizing for Change retreat

Friday, April 05, 2024 - Saturday, April 06, 2024
Location: West River Retreat Center, 5100 Chalk Point Rd. , West River, MD US 20778
Faithful & Fearless: Igniting Purpose, Organizing for Change!

Are you passionate about engaging your congregation to be more involved in your community? Do you want to work more effectively on justice issues? Join leaders from across the BWC in a Community Organizing Training Retreat on April 5-6, 2024, at West River Camp near Annapolis. The two-day training, led by Kristin Kumpf and the Rev. Dorlimar Malave, will teach you the essential skills and knowledge to be an effective community organizer and help you understand the dynamics of change and empower you to advocate for the issues that matter most to you and your community.  Check-in for the retreat opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, and the opening devotional begins at 11 a.m. The training concludes at 7 p.m. on Saturday. 

Here's what you can expect from the training:

  1.  Understanding theological principles to faithfully and fearlessly engage in social change.   
  2.  Grassroots Organizing: Gain a deep understanding of community organizing techniques, from building a strong network to mobilizing community support.
  3.  Becoming an Agent of Change: Discover your potential as a change-maker and develop the confidence to take action on the causes that resonate with you.
  4. Creating Strategies for Change: We'll guide you through the process of identifying critical issues in your community and developing effective strategies to address them.
  5.  Community Building: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for change. Build lasting relationships and networks that will support your efforts.

 Cost: $122



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