The Organizing Community
One of the benefits of Congregation-based Organizing is the exposure it provides its practitioners to a diverse array of groups in the broader community that utilize the same principles and tools of leadership development and social change.
On a denominational level, hundreds of ELCA congregations are active in both local, regional, and national organizing efforts. The Director for Congregation-based Organizing and the advisory team (CBOT) consider this set of congregations their critical base for moving Lutherans forward in an organizing framework, for the sake of justice. Our intent is to keep this base of congregations and leaders connected through this web site and other venues. Click to register your congregation or here to learn of other ELCA congregations involved in organizing.
Organizing is one of the most effective vehicles for people of faith to interact – and take action – with partners from a wide spectrum of faith traditions. Local organizing efforts strive to attract members from Christian denominations, Jewish and Muslim communities, Unitarian fellowships, as well as other spiritually-motivated or values-based organized groups. Click to learn more about ELCA involvement with ecumenical and inter-faith organizing.
Many congregations that get involved in organizing do so by collaborating with other faith groups to form a local affiliate or federation allied with one of several national or regional organizing networks. Six of these are introduced here, with links to their organizational web sites.