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COMMUNITY
TRANSFORMATION
CERTIFICATE

FALL COHORT
AUGUST 8 - OCT. 24, 2022

The world’s cities are dramatically expanding, along with the material and spiritual needs of their most marginalized residents. Since 1993, Servant Partners has worked towards holistic transformation in communities around the world. Join us in listening to the strengths and groanings of your neighbours and co-create a seed project in response. 

The CTC is designed for

  • Leaders who desire mutual transformation with marginalized neighbours, instead of adopting a charity model

  • Leaders ready for hands-on learning, co-creating innovative ministry approaches with neighbours

  • Leaders discerning long-term work alongside urban marginalized communities

  • Leaders who are eager and ready to initiate potentially new relationships and want to co-create a small responsive action with those in their marginalized community

Over 12 weeks participants will

Develop and facilitate a community listening project that reveals community assets and "groanings" then

Design and launch a small "seed project" alongside your neighbours.

Practice deep listening (to God, the Community, and Self) as the central posture for effective community transformation through reflection and coaching

Understand the theology of Shalom and the biblical call to urban community transformation through our

9 Signs of a Transforming Community framework

Engage spiritual practices that sustain incarnational community transformation by living out our Vision for Spirituality & Rule of Life

Structure

  • Online cohort meetings Monday 5:00 - 7:30 pm PST

  • 12 weeks total alternating weeks of online cohort and in-person engagement in your local context. 

  • 5 sessions of one-on-one coaching with experienced community transformation leaders

  • Required minimum of 3 hours of engagement per week in one community for the duration of the program

Fee:

Servant Partners Canada is committed to accessibility.  In the imbalance of this world's economy, people differ greatly in their financial resources through no fault or merit of their own.  We are able to offer this certificate--including 31 hours of professional training and coaching--at a greatly reduced cost to you thanks to the generous support of donors. The fee to participate is $300 with scholarships available. We do not want finances to be a barrier to your participation! Email krista-dawn.kimsey@servantpartners.ca for more information.

Testimonials of past participants

"The program gave me such clarity: I now know how to  start something with a neighbour where there wasn't anything."

Jessica in Colorado

"I began listening to understand my neighbour

and I recognized

that just listening

was serving them in the greatest way I can."

Andrea in Ontario

"I have gained more insight into what holistic transformation entails. Shalom is about the total wellbeing of the poor, not just material or spiritual, but both and more."

Bolaji in California

"Before the CTC I had a hard time applying a missional worldview to my city. This allowed me to see parts of my city I didn't know existed."

 Seth in Colorado