2015 January Intersession

Organizing for Public Ministry
Offered in collaboration with the Industrial Areas Foundation in Northern California
January 18-23, 2015 at CDSP
CEU Rate: $500

Taught by a team of experienced Industrial Areas Foundation community organizers, this class will cover conceptual studies and practical skillbuilding in how to engage the public mission of the church in the world.

Learn practices for living as Church in the World, with special attention on:

  • Mission
  • Sustainable leadership
  • Strategic thinking and acting
  • Forming collaborative relationships for missional action.

Taught using presentations, discussions, role-play, readings, and class participation. Open to GTU students for academic credit (contact the CDSP Registrar to enroll) and to clergy and laity for continuing education credits. Registration fee includes lunch Monday - Friday.

Go to the Easton Hall website or contact Easton Hall (510-204-0702) for information about accommodations on the CDSP campus during the program.

Anna Eng is Lead Organizer for the Bay Area IAF Communities. Anna and the other organizer instructors provide leadership training to clergy and lay leaders from all faith traditions and help them to build strong, sustainable organizations capable of educating and engaging members around their own missions and around issues affecting their families and communities.

Dr. Bradley Burroughs, Assistant Professor of Ethics at CDSP, will be the assisting faculty member for this course.



Third Annual CDSP/Diocese of California Youth Ministry Day

Saturday March 14, 2015, 10:00 – 4:00

"Walking Among Stones of Fire"
Crisis, Inclusion, and Healing with Youth and their Families

A day of presentations, workshops, and conversations dedicated to developing the skills to support young people and their families in the community of faith, particularly those on the autism spectrum and those struggling with emotional and spiritual crises of health and wholeness. Parents, youth ministers, clergy, teachers and anyone who works with or cares about young people are invited to take part.

$25 including lunch