A Creative Activism Plan for Fox Valley Ministry


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This presentation is by a student from "Acting Up - Using Theater & Technology for Social Change," part of the online education program at The School for New Learning. Tom Tresser, instructor - http://www.tresser.com

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A Creative Activism Plan for Fox Valley Ministry

  1. 1. Riverworks and Riverwoods Partnership with Local Churches Presentation Fox Valley Christian Action
  2. 2. <ul><li>Educate </li></ul><ul><li>Community service awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Share testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul><ul><li>Train local church </li></ul><ul><li>Provide leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Launch service engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Families for needs </li></ul><ul><li>Survey ministry gifts within a local church </li></ul><ul><li>Match service opportunity with the giftedness of a local church </li></ul>Current Riverworks/Riverwoods Advocate Engagement Model
  3. 3. Director of Church Mobilization Action Assessment Overview: The current state assessment is designed to identify the current strategy, processes, and procedures used a guidelines for partnership between Fox Valley Christian Action and the local church. This assessment will also look at the role of the Community Advocate regarding church partnerships. <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide recommendations for next steps based on assessment findings </li></ul><ul><li>Establish foundation for Church Engagement Methodology and Church Partnership Model </li></ul>Tactics: <ul><li>Interview Riverwood’s Community Advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Interview church leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Visit advocate communities </li></ul><ul><li>Visit local churches </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Assess current state of Riverwood’s church partnership methodology and approach </li></ul><ul><li>Assess Riverwood’s church partnership regarding Discipleship, Education, and Daily Basic Needs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Indentify Opportunity Build Partnership Facilitate Partnership Sustain Partnership Suggested Engagement Methodology The first step is for Fox Valley Christian Action to identify a service opportunity to engage a local church The second step is for Fox Valley Christian Action to build a local partnership around the service opportunity The third step is for Fox Valley Christian Action to facilitate and coordinate service with church partner The fourth step is for Fox Valley Christian Action sustain and maintain partnership relationship ongoing
  5. 5. Suggested Bartered Services Advocacy Ministry/Church Partnership Responsible for bridging the gap between the Advocates and the Pastor’s at local church in the Fox Valley. Director of Church Mobilization <ul><li>Identify primary needs in assigned region in the Fox Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Each advocate will integrate 3 families of youth into a local church </li></ul>Riverworks Advocates <ul><li>Develop specific ministries to focus on needs of community </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and execute a comprehensive approach to engage local church participation </li></ul>Church Pastors Bartered Services <ul><li>Use the Pastor’s page and The Work’s Blog to coordinate needs of the Fox Valley families </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness on computer needs for families to receive services at home </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Works’ Blog featured on the Pastor’s Page Website <ul><li>Pastor’s communicate how to help families in the Fox Valley. </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas for Fox Valley Christian Action. </li></ul><ul><li>Give advice to others Pastor’s in the community. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Riverwoods New Media Service Online <ul><li>In partnership with the local church, Fox Valley Christian Action vision is to Holistically meet the needs of under resourced families in the Fox River Valley area. New media services like Facebook, Skype and Podcasting will be used to offer services online without the transportation or daycare issues. </li></ul>FACEBOOK SKYPE PODCASTING Educational Services Christian Discipleship Daily Basic Needs
  8. 9. Project List for Bartered Services on Pastor’s Web Page
  9. 10. Facebook Single Mom’s Blog <ul><li>A place for Single Mom’s to share ideas or barter services: </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Intervention conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Day Care Issues </li></ul>