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..…………............ CSCO MILESTONES 2007


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 60123

Dayton, OH 45406


Phone: 937-277-7102






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

Working with InterValley Project


The Boston Branch continued exploring with the InterValley community organizing network ways in which we can help them recruit and theologically prepare EPH pastors in CT, RI, NH, and MA.  It met again with the lead organizer, Ken Galdston, to explore this cooperation further.  Wally Tilleman spoke to EPH pastors in Augusta, Maine, who are being recruited by Kennebec Valley project.



Boston Branch at CUME


The Boston Branch again held all-day workshops as the conclusion of a required seminary course at the Gordon-Conwell Center for Urban Education.  The workshop provides a biblical grounding for community organizing and identifies its strategy.  The course was offered twice this year.  A total of 84 students of whom 49 were not Euro-Americans attended.  Many are already urban church leaders.


Web Site Improves

           The CSCO website continues to have thousands of hits during the year. New now at the bottom of the homepage is a new index of the website contents. In addition you can now link to all the pages that relate to the following faith movements – Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Holiness and African Americans. The leadership team has set a goal to seek more pages of Pentecostals and Holiness movements.

CSCO Discuss


     Are you aware of the CSCO-Discuss email list? This list provides more regular updates about CSCO. You can discuss your ideas with others. We encourage you to join the list if you’ve not yet joined. To subscribe, send an email message from the email address that you want to use for the list to:  

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 2007 Annual Meeting


            . For the first time CSCO shared its annual meeting with another group. Janet Furness recruited local Rochester social workers to join us. The dialogue was exciting and rewarding. Again CSCO piggybacks the SCUPE conference this year in Chicago April 14-15. 

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  CSCO, P.O. Box 60123, Dayton, OH 45406; email: cscocbco@charter.net phone: 937-277-7102