You Can Do It!
need not be a biblical or community organizing expert to recruit Evangelical,
Pentecostal, and Holiness (EPH) pastors and congregations to faith based
community organizing (FBCO). Here
are resources that help you develop
your own approach. Christians
Supporting Community Organizing (CSCO) very much needs are members to be active
in carrying out our message–not only supporting others that do this.,
We list several sources for each section. One
usually will need only a couple to build one’s own recruiting presentation.
As we point out, much of this is on the CSCO website.
biblical/theological basis of community organizing.
What needs to be taught is the relationship of biblical social justice to power.
Social justice. We
assume that our recipients do have a commitment and understanding of social
justice. We build on that to show them how community organizing (CO)
makes that effective for them and their congregations. One, however, can start with some refreshing stating of the
biblical basis for that.
“Justice as Inclusion in Community”:
community organizing adds to community development
of the Poor in the Teaching of Jesus”: www.cscoweb.org/mott3.html
Partiality of Biblical Justice”: www.cscoweb.org/mott9.html
as God Intends and Humanity Corrupts”: www.cscoweb.org/linth.html
move to biblical grounds for the use of power for community organizing.
as Powerlessness”: www.cscoweb.org/mott3.html
Use of Power Challenging Systems”: www.cscoweb.org/bibstud9.html
with Pentecostals, “Biblical Healing as Empowering the Needy”: http://www.cscoweb.org/bible.html
community organizing aids the social outreach of the congregation
development in the congregation: www.cscoweb.org/co.html
involvement community organizing can contribute to other tasks of the church
we must move forward in organizing” (by Pentecostal bishop): www.cscoweb.org/mkindev.html
of social justice changes brought about by FBCO
Community Organizing with Those Who Differ from Us in Doctrine”:www.cscoweb.org/heine.html
If you want to memorize or use
some Bible verses related to community organizing, go to
Working with Organizers to show them the
importance of reach out to EPH pastors and congregations
The importance of EPH churches in the
“FBCO's Experience with New Religious and
Social Constituencies”: www.cscoweb.org/ifund.html
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