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Organize2Mobilize: Sojourners Mobilizing Training Application

What could it look like to embody your faith in the public square today? What could it look like to expand the beloved community while working for justice in your community? What could God do if we all believed the vision of shalom enough to organize toward it?

In its early days in radical community, Sojourners was active in the art of community-based public witness in the depressed Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Forty years later, Sojourners is a leading national Christian organization that reaches diverse communities across the country. Sojourners advocates for social and racial justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship—mobilizing toward the kingdom of God.

Sojourners Director of Mobilizing Lisa Sharon Harper offers a general "Faith in Action Organizing and Advocacy" training, "Organizing for Immigration Reform" training, and training on "How to Build a Faith and Justice Network in Your City."

Faith in Action Organizing and Advocacy Training: Participants will gain the basic tools and insights needed to analyze their community, strategize, build collaborative networks, and take action, all in a way that is rooted in their faith.

Organizing for Immigration Reform Training: Participants will gain a current and contextualized understanding of immigration reform, and they will learn how to make an impact in their region through faith-rooted action and advocacy. Through the example of immigration reform, Sojourners will offer participants basic tools and insights needed to analyze their community, strategize, build collaborative networks, and take action for change.

How to Build a Regional Mobilizing Circle TrainingSojourners offers training and ongoing consultation to develop and sustain a Mobilizing Circle in your city. The training will unpack four themes that ground the work of faith-rooted mobilizing circles, including: spiritual formation, community organizing, education and training, and advocacy. Participants will also receive tools to lead their network through a process of discerning its vision and mission; setting goals, outcomes, and strategies; forming an effective core team; learning to mobilize resources and funding; and engaging their communities in prayer that sustains movement.

Training Package Options

1-Day Basic Training Package
Up to 30 people @ $3,000
31 to 50 people @ $3,800
51 to 75 people @ $4,600
76 to 100 people @ $5,400

Includes:

  • Airfare, room, and board for one Sojourners trainer
  • 1-day training experience and workbook
  • 3 hours of post-training consultation with Lisa Sharon Harper
  • One-year subscription to Sojourners magazine for each participant (worth $39.95)

1-Day Full Training Package
Up to 30 people @ $5,000
31 to 50 people @ $5,800
51 to 75 people @ $6,600
76 to 100 people @ $7,400

Includes:

  • Airfare, room and board for one Sojourners trainer
  • 1-day training experience and workbook
  • 3 hours of post-training consultation with Lisa Sharon Harper
  • The Great Awakening, by Jim Wallis (paperback edition, worth $7.95)
  • Left, Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, by Lisa Sharon Harper: (hardback edition, worth $20)
  • One-year subscription to Sojourners magazine for each participant (worth $39.95)
  • One Sojourners t-shirt for each participant (worth $20 each)

2-Day Full Training Package
Up to 30 people @ $7,500
31 to 50 people @ $8,300
| 51 to 75 people @ $9,100
76 to 100 people @ $9,900

3 Sojourners Mobilizing Training Application

Includes:

  • Airfare, room and board for one Sojourners trainer
  • 2-day training experience and workbook
  • 5 hours of post-training consultation with Lisa Sharon Harper
  • The Great Awakening, by Jim Wallis (paperback edition, worth $7.95)
  • Left, Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, by Lisa Sharon Harper: (hardback edition, worth $20)
  • One-year subscription to Sojourners magazine for each participant (worth $39.95)
  • One Sojourners t-shirt for each participant (worth $20 each)

3-Day Full Training Package
Up to 30 people @ $10,000
31 to 50 people @ $10,800
51 to 75 people @ $11,600
75 to 100 people @ $12,400

Includes:

  • Airfare, room, and board for one Sojourners trainer
  • 3-day training experience and workbook
  • 8 hours of post-training consultation with Lisa Sharon Harper
  • The Great Awakening, by Jim Wallis (paperback edition, worth $7.95)
  • Left, Right and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, by Lisa Sharon Harper: (hardback edition, worth $20)
  • One-year subscription to Sojourners magazine for each participant (worth $39.95)
  • One Sojourners t-shirt for each participant (worth $20 each)

Each 1 Additional Trainer
(includes flight, room, board, and honorarium)
1-day: + $2,000
2-day: + $3,500
3-day: + $5,000

  • Alexia Salvatierra—"Faith-Rooted Organizing" (includes Spanish-language translation)
  • Tim King—"Using Media to Move the Message"

Download Organize2Mobilize Training Application (PDF)

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Organizer or Primary Contact
Basic Training Event Information

Please briefly describe the history of your network and how you plan to use this training to further its organizing work toward justice.

Are there any other details you would like to mention about the desired format or content of the training you wish to organize?

Expected Audience Details

Members of your organization or church; students; pastors; civic, business, or political leaders; local activists; community members; etc.

Are there plans to advertise the training tot he media and/or to the local community?

What is (are) the name(s) of the person(s) in charge of publicizing the training?

We require that all training organizers use an online registration platform for their training event. Does your organization/network have access to an online registration platform such as Eventbrite?

Upon arrival, we require that all training organizers provide us an electronic list of all attendees, including participants' email and mailing addresses. Can you provide this information?

Projected Training Fees
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Please calculate the projected fee for your event according to the information provided. Please note: To ensure that all training costs are covered, the final training fee will be pro-rated for each participant above 30 attendees.

Additional Costs
This projected fee does not include the additional costs of the venue, food for participants, and training supplies. To keep training costs down we recommend that organizers work with a network of local and regional organizations to donate venue space, food, and training supplies in exchange for being listed as training co-sponsors.

Food
One way to cut down on the overall cost of your training event is to locate your training in an area with dining options within a short walking distance so that participants can quickly pick up their meals during breaks. At minimum, water, coffee, tea, and snacks should be provided at regular intervals during the training.

To help alleviate the financial burden, training organizers are permitted to pass on a portion of the fees and costs to participants. However, organizers should be advised that admission fees can depress turnout, especially for low-income participants. Admission fees should only be used to cover the fees and costs associated with the training; trainings are not to be used as fundraising events.

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