Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary and NEXT Church are partnering to offer trainings in community organizing that are current, well-resourced, and explicitly anti-racist. Our approach to these trainings will:
- equip church leaders (ordained and lay) to use community organizing disciplines to
strengthen congregational work,
- empower public citizens to shape their communities, and
- encourage churches as institutions to be agents of justice (economic, social, racial) and change.
These trainings are currently in development. We plan to open registration this summer for fall trainings.