JOIN the WORLD Clergy Fellows 

The World Clergy Fellowship offers clergy the opportunity to explore community organizing, activism and expose select congregants or members to it so they can assess if it can further their community’s mission. Clergy who have already been trained in organizing also benefit from the fellowship’s additional support and training, the focus on helping build a stronger base of support among the membership, and the opportunity to be in relationship with other clergy across the country and the world from all faiths and denominations with similar goals and dreams.

  • High level training in the fundamentals and tools of community organizing, including topics such as: sophisticated analysis of how power works in your own institution and the world around you; propositioning and developing leaders and working with successful leadership teams; strategic campaign planning; uniting a community around a common mission; and, building relational power across different community.

  • Power analysis of the your community and ability to develop core leadership team.

  • Monthly Executive coaching, including three in-person visits from an experienced organizer to help you internalize your learning and apply it to the needs of your own institution.

  • Training for select congregants or members so that they can commit to a common organizing vision with you.

  • Opportunity to  build relationships with local leaders across lines of race, class, and religion and a local community organization through which you can make your learning concrete and have an impact on a critical issue facing your community.

  • Meaningful relationships with other dedicated clergy both in your own regional hub and in others around the country where people are engaged in community organizing for justice and community transformation, as part of a national clergy network.