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About Us   
..…………............ CSCO MILESTONES 2004

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,

Christians Supporting Community Organizing,
P. O. Box 60123
Dayton, OH 45406



Dr. Stephen Mott,
Dr. Dick Righter,
Dr. Wally Tilleman

Exciting News 

on the Video

                By June 1st we will have 6 video sets instead of the 27.  We will have a special offer of 5 sessions for $45.  Procla Media is doing the new setups, which will be on DVD and VHS.  Stay tuned and check our website for prices and availability. We are excited and believe the video at good prices will make a new impact on the mission of reaching evangelicals, Pentecostals and holiness church for faith-based community organizing!

CSCO Advertising Goes Online

     Last year we spent $4500 on hard copy ads in six magazines. The response to us was minimal but we feel the ads presented CSCO to a large audience of socially active EPH Christians. Go to  2004ad to see the ad (in lower left corner of the Adobe Reader click 441% and then click 125%)
    This year with a $4000 ad budget we have increased online advertising while maintaining a small ad in Sojourners plus new ads in Social Policy and The Whole Truth (COGIC).   

    2004 Annual Meeting

Robert Wood keynoted our Chicago conference and participated throughout the two days. He demonstrated the importance for
continuing congregational involvement that organizers encourage the
role of pastors providing a theological grounding. "
SCUPE participated and invited us to share in their 2006 conference.

Website Progresses                                                www.cscoweb.org
We have increased the number of people using our website by four times. We are in process of contracting to improve our design further.

 Other News


     At last year’s annual meeting we decided to begin to reach organizers and networks with our CSCO message. One to ones with organizers have been happening. At the annual meeting reports will be made of progress.

     CSCO members led another all day workshop at the
Gordon-Conwell Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME).  This
year there were 70 in attendance to wrestle with the biblical and
theological grounding, and strategy, of faith-based community

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  CSCO, P.O. Box 60123, Dayton, OH 45406; email: cscocbco@aol.com phone: 508-799-7726