What is CEE?
A congregational resource that teaches about the practice and implementation aspects of community engagement. We help develop relationships that lead to community and individual transformation.
Today’s culture changes faster than ever, consequently, people’s values, needs, and dreams in your community do as well. Your neighborhood, city, and region all have a unique culture that changes as new people move in and others move out. The church needs to be intentional about creating time and space for meeting with their community regularly, to fully understand what is taking place with the people they seek to be in a relationship. The Community Engagement Experience prepares the local church to re-engage with their community by leading them in a process of reflection, learning, and practice.
What topics are covered in CEE?
• Cultural Competence
• Communication Strategies
• Appreciative Inquiry
• Asset mapping
• Leading conversations
• Visioning and strategizing with your community.
How long is the process?
Nine 2-hour monthly sessions in your church
Who are the facilitators?
Trained CEE facilitators who also serve as guides during the entire process
Please contact Samuel Rodriguez, Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement for more information at 614.844.6200 Ext. 154 or srodriguez [at] wocumc.org