Equipping CSCO Members to Carry Out CSCO’s Mission
The members of Christians Supporting Community Organizing
can prepare themselves to lead Christian leaders, particularly
Evangelical, Holiness, and Pentecostal leaders, into a Christian
understanding and commitment to faith based community organizing.
Those whom we are trying to reach needed to be reminded
of biblical justice, we assume some level of justice commitment among
those we consider ready. We need to locate the passages that we
personally are most fond of for this. We then should move to why
power is needed for that kind of justice and why it involves conflict.
One can think of some biblical bases for this. We then move to
showing how community organizing can be a tool for carrying that
out. We should also look for ways that we can contribute
from our own personal story.
Sources that can help us prepare for that include Bob
Linthicum’s curriculum, as well as his other important writings on
community organizing. We also suggest sections in Stephen Mott’s
Biblical Ethics and Social Change, Part one and the last chapter,
and also his A Christian Perspective on Political Thought, chap.
1 on power and chap. 5 on justice.
CSCO Leadership Team (Dick Righter, Stephen Mott, Wally