Training on Nov. 7:  Putting Faith Into Action


Are you motivated by your faith to address issues in society like economic injustice, environmental concerns or human rights but don’t know how to get started or how to tackle challenges?


Then you should attend this one-day training event on faith-based organizing, sponsored by Faith Forward Network North Dakota, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.

This training will motivate, empower, and equip you to put your faith into action! The training will cover the basics of community organizing, local leadership development, analyzing system and power dynamics, and other valuable skills for creating change.

Our trainer is Kristin Kumpf, who has spent the last 15 years working as an ecumenical and interfaith community organizer and trainer at the local, state, national, and international levels. She has trained thousands of leaders and planned strategy for social change with organizations such as AARP, American Heart Association, Interfaith Worker Justice, and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

Currently serving as the Director of Organizing at the General Board of Church and Society of the global United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, Kristin trains and equips leaders and ecumenical partners in faith-based organizing skills and campaign strategy around issues such as Medicaid expansion in Tennessee and education reform in Nigeria. 

Kristin will be joined by Special Guest Kjersten Nelson, Assistant Professor Political Science, North Dakota State University, in discussing the local context of North Dakota politics and government.

When:  Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Where:  Faith United Methodist Church, 906 19th Ave. N. Fargo

Time:  8:30 am for coffee & sign-in, training 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:  Registration is $15 before Oct. 30 or $20 after Oct. 30 and the day of the event.  Registration covers lunch. Click here to register.

Who can attend?  Anyone! This is an ecumenical & interfaith training. All faith leaders and faithful citizens are welcome. It’s recommended that to get the most out of the event, you should attend with a friend or colleague with similar passions and goals for change.

If you have questions, contact Cody Schuler at cody@gatheringfm.org or 701.212.2866.

Faith Forward Community Meetings


Faith Forward Network is initially focused on the communities of Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck. Social justice-minded clergy and lay leaders will be meeting face-to-face to identify issues and action plans for their communities. 


Upcoming meetings:


Bismarck:

Third Thursday of every month

at 12 noon at Bismarck United Church of Christ

 

Fargo:

TBD


Grand Forks:

TBD

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