Community Organizing

Organizing for Public Ministry

Church Divinity School of the Pacific
& West & Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation

This course has been canceled for 2022 due to COVID precautions. Refunds will be issued to prior registrants.

Taught by a team of experienced Industrial Areas Foundation community organizers, this class will cover conceptual studies and practical skill building 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 to:
• Mission,
• Sustainable leadership,
• Strategic thinking and acting,
• Forming collaborative relationships for action.
Taught using presentations, small group 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.

Instructors: Anna Eng, a Senior Organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation working in California and Nevada. Ms. Eng 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 issues affecting their families and communities.
Dr. Scott MacDougall, Associate Professor of Theology, will be the assisting faculty member for this course.

All participants are required to show proof of Covid vaccination. Upon registering, please send a copy of your vaccination record to

With inquiries about training, please email: