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About Us Brief Milestone 2000 2001 2002 USC study  
About Us   
..…………............ CSCO MILESTONES 2002

Christians Supporting Community Organizing (CSCO) is a bold national attempt to change the relationship between the theologically conservative parts of the Protestant church and community organizing.

from the report by USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture (Fall, '99). For entire report see CSCO website in "About Us."


The purpose of Christians Supporting Community Organizing (CSCO) is to work for the shalom of our society (Jeremiah 29:7) and of our churches by engaging Evangelical, Holiness and Pentecostal churches in congregation-based community organizations. To work for the shalom is to work for systemic/ structural justice within our communities and churches. By engaging in this work, we are seeking to bring all of life under the Lordship of Christ.


The mission of CSCO is to motivate, enable and support churches and pastors of Evangelical, Holiness and Pentecostal traditions to become active members of regionally- and nationally-networked congregation-based community organizations in their city.

Christians Supporting Community Organizing,

P.O.Box 8766, Denver,CO 80201
303/573-1055;Fax 303/860-1914;
cscoemail @ aol.com;

(our new website and design)


Dr. Stephen Mott,
Dr. Dick Righter,
Mr. David Milroy


     Most of you are aware of the CSCO-Discuss email list. This list provides more regular updates about CSCO and CSCO members. We encourage you to join the list if you’ve not yet joined. Please use the list to share updates about yourself, your ministry and your CSCO commitments! To subscribe, send an email message from the email address that you want to use for the list to:                                  CSCOdiscuss-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

                     2002 CSCO Annual Meeting

     The Annual Meeting was held at the Walker Center for Global Mission in Newton MA. The meeting opened with a forum on "How to persuade Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Holiness people who are uneasy with ecumenicity to work ecumenically in community organizing." John Heinemeir, a leading pastor in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, participated; and other organizers and other guests were present.   

Membership requirements were changed to make the annual financial commitment only $200, while creating a distinction of sponsors, who are members who continue to give or raise one percent of their income.  Mentoring for prospective members also was formalized.

Members shared what they planned or wanted to do for CSCO’s ministry in this coming year. The next annual meeting will be May 18-20, 2003 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Building a People of Power" interactive video

     Newly printed video brochure are available. Over 200 video’s have been sold (mainly by Bob Linthicum)! If you can sell one (CSCO website accepts credit cards at http://members.aol.com/cscoweb/video.htm), the nice profit for each CSCO sale goes to CSCO. If you need more brochures, send a self-enclosed envelope to Dick Righter, 1512 Cory Drive, Dayton, OH 45406 and he will send you four more. Dick reports that his congregation has seen the entire 27 sessions and was thrilled to see it (especially Bob's presentations). The video is a must. Hopefully in the year we will have sections of the 27 sessions for sale.


Princeton Theological Seminary student and new CSCO member David Milroy has agreed to serve on the CSCO Leadership Team. He has had experience as an organizer in Denver and brings great enthusiasm for CSCO’s future.

Tim Tseng has stepped down from the Leadership Team because of the responsibilities related to his new appointment as the Director of the Asian American Center at the American Baptist Seminary of the West. This center seeks to equip Asian American evangelicals for leadership in the church and the world – thus will have organizing as a central focus of its ministry. He will remain a member of CSCO. 

Stephen Mott reports that the Church and Society Committee of the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church has again voted to contribute $2,500 to CSCO. $5,500 out of a total of $16,000 in its budget is for Congregational Based Community Organizations (CBCO's), and it actually draws on another fund to contribute more than $5,500. All the other contributions in this area go directly to CBCO's so that we are recognized for our novel approach of education and recruitment among EPH churches.


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