The William Seymour Project equips Pentecostal churches to strengthen congregational life, develop leaders, and challenge injustice in their communities through Community Organising.
Contact charnelleb [AT] theology-centre.org to find out more about our work – including the Justice Discernment Programme for young leaders, which begins in February 2022
We have just finished our first ever Justice and Leadership Course, an introduction to community organising through faith based lens. Check out what the course is all about below
Our wider programme focuses on three areas.
1. Pentecostal Congregational Development
Inviting Pentecostal Pastors into an ecumenical leadership space to learn the tools of community organising – and to equip churches to build partnerships,alliances, relational and political power to drive through change in their communities.
2. Justice Discernment Programme for Young Leaders
Gathering Pentecostal leaders between 18 and 30 to learn the craft of community organising through seminars and retreats. We also equip these leaders to occupy public and political spaces in partnership with Buxton Leadership Programme (where they are able to work in political and congregational placements) and by developing a William Seymour Internship, equipping inner-city leaders to act for justice .
3. Frontline Prisons work
In collaboration with HMP Wandsworth Chaplaincy , we are gathering Pentecostal leaders and community organisers to engage with prisoners who are Christian , or who want to explore Christain faith. We are developing community organising listening campaigns , and accessible tools for bible study , to work with prisoners and their famalies on exiting gang culture and securing stable support and housing after release.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
If you would like to donate to the work that we are please go to our CAF Page.