How It Works

Sacred Sector Community is designed to equip faith-based organizations to live out their sacred missions as they are guided through a three-part program:  

Part 1: Complete a one-on-one assessment to identify the organization’s strengths and areas for growth in advancing its sacred mission.

Part 2: Create a plan to address the organization’s needs and areas of growth.

Part 3: Implement the plan to further the organization’s sacred mission through in-person and virtual learning sessions, toolboxes and peer engagement within the Sacred Sector Community.

Schedule

The program spans six months (February to August), and will be carried out through in-person and online gatherings, as well through written resources and one-on-one coaching, to ensure that the time commitment is flexible and customizable to the discretion and availability of the organization.

Sessions include:

February 20, 2018: Kick-off in Washington, D.C - Advancing Your Sacred Mission

March 21, 2018: Online Session - Religious Staffing

April 11, 2018: Online Session - Nondiscrimination Laws

May 2, 2018: Online Session - Government Partnerships

May 23, 2018: Online Session - Advocacy and Lobbying

June 6, 2018: Online Session - Family Supportive Workplaces

June 27, 2018: Online Session - Positive Engagement in the Public Square

In-person session (date TBD): Wrap-up in Washington, D.C. - Reflections on Your Sacred Mission

All sessions, in-person and online, will be recorded, archived and readily available through SacredSector.org to provide scheduling flexibility for participating organizations.

What You’ll Learn

At the end of the program, your organization will be able to:

  • Understand and be prepared to respond to public policies that impact your ability to embody your faith-based mission;

  • Implement organizational best practices that advance your faith-based mission;

  • Effectively communicate and adopt public positioning regarding how your organization positively and distinctly contributes to society; and

  • Empower your organization to live out its sacred mission in every area of its organizational life.