Sunday, October 13 and Monday October 14 @ the Life Enrichment Center, Fruitland Park FL

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An overnight retreat with Alexia Salvatierra, co-author of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World.

Rev. Dr. Salvatierra is an ELCA pastor, organizer, and educator. Her work in Southern California has helped pastors and congregations organize to engage successfully in just policy to welcome immigrants and overcome poverty. She has pioneered organizing based on scripture that projects God’s dream of well-being for humanity and all creation.

“Faith-rooted organizing brings the church together across the lines to change communities and systems in a way that is completely shaped and guided by our faith and enables us to contribute our unique gifts to broader movements for justice.”

We’re looking for two dozen pastors who will join in this founding conversation on establishing faith-rooted organizing in Florida. The retreat is ecumenical and open to pastors of all traditions. The opening session is at 4 pm Sunday and the last session concludes at noon on Monday.

Sunday 10/13

4:00 pm: Introduction to Faith-Rooted Organizing. Drawing from the deepest wells of our faith to contribute all our unique gifts to broader movements for justice, a compelling case for engaging people of faith who are not activists in community organizing and advocacy.

7:00 pm: Faith-Rooted Advocacy. Serpent and Dove Strategies and Tactics for moving public decision-makers

Monday 10/14

9 am-12 pm: Faith-Rooted Congregational Organizing. Motivating and Sustaining  Broad/Diverse Participation and Leadership

Retreat registration includes lodging and three meals (dinner, breakfast, and lunch). A single room is $100. A double room is $80. Commuter fee is $35. When you submit, you’ll have the option of paying by credit card or check. Pay here:

Note that the retreat immediately precedes the annual Conference on Minister for faith leaders of the Florida-Bahamas Synod ELCA.