Learn to listen to God, neighbor, and self in the pursuit of community transformation.
Certificate of Community Transformation
Intensives: Saturdays, Jan. 20 & Jan. 27, 2024 from 9am-1:30pm PST
Community of Practice: Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6-7:30pm PST
Certificado De Transformación Comunitaria (Español)
Intensives: Saturdays, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17 from 7-11am CST
Monthly Meetings: Meeting Dates TBD, from 6-7:30pm CST
The Certificate of Community Transformation is a community of practice designed to train participants in the biblical foundations of community organizing and the basic skills of listening to a community. Participants join each other virtually in a two Saturday intensive followed by monthly meetings and individual coaching. They practice those skills in their own neighborhood and communally reflect as they complete listening projects. For more information, view the CTC Fact Sheet and CTC Program Arc.
Listening, action & contemplation
Understand the theology of Shalom and the biblical call to urban community transformation
Design and facilitate a community listening project and a seed project alongside your neighbors
Engage spiritual practices that sustain incarnational community transformation
Practice deep listening (to God, Neighbors, and Self) as the central posture for community transformation
The CTC is designed for
Leaders who desire mutual transformation with marginalized neighbors, instead of adopting a charity model
Leaders ready for hands-on learning, co-creating innovative ministry approaches with neighbors
Leaders discerning long-term work alongside urban marginalized communities
Leaders who are eager and ready to initiate potentially new relationships and want to co-create a small responsive action with those in their marginalized community
"I have gained more insight into what holistic transformation entails. Shalom is about the total wellbeing of the poor, not just material or spiritual, but both and more."