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About Us Brief Milestone 2000 2001 2002 USC study  
About Us   
..…………............ CSCO MILESTONES 2003

Christians Supporting Community Organizing (CSCO) is a bold national attempt to change the relationship between the theologically conservative parts of the Protestant church and community organizing.

from the report by USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture (Fall, '99). For entire report see CSCO website in "About Us."


The purpose of Christians Supporting Community Organizing (CSCO) is to work for the shalom of our society (Jeremiah 29:7) and of our churches by engaging Evangelical, Holiness and Pentecostal churches in congregation-based community organizations. To work for the shalom is to work for systemic/ structural justice within our communities and churches. By engaging in this work, we are seeking to bring all of life under the Lordship of Christ.


The mission of CSCO is to motivate, enable and support churches and pastors of Evangelical, Holiness and Pentecostal traditions to become active members of regionally- and nationally-networked congregation-based community organizations in their city.

Christians Supporting Community Organizing,

Christians Supporting Community Organizing,
P. O. Box 60123
Dayton, OH 45406



Dr. Stephen Mott,
Dr. Dick Righter,
Dr. Wally Tilleman

Website Progresses

The CSCO website has really been improved through the last year or so. Professional designers were hired so it now has a nice look. The homepage has been recently changed to include blocks for people to click to respond to the questions we think they have.

In addition many new pages have been added including 11 new bible studies on systems and parables. Try them out!


                     2003 CSCO Annual Meeting

     The Annual Meeting was held at the Walker Center for Global Mission in Newton MA. The meeting opened with a forum on "How to persuade Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Holiness people who are uneasy with ecumenicity to work ecumenically in community organizing." John Heinemeir, a leading pastor in the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, participated; and other organizers and other guests were present.   

Membership requirements were changed to make the annual financial commitment only $200, while creating a distinction of sponsors, who are members who continue to give or raise one percent of their income.  Mentoring for prospective members also was formalized.

Members shared what they planned or wanted to do for CSCO’s ministry in this coming year. The next annual meeting will be May 18-20, 2003 in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Beginning in January 2004 the ad committee has spent $5000 for a campaign through the calendar year. Six ads have been placed in Sojourners, Other Side, Prism, Social work and Christianity, and Catalyst. Next fall the Leadership Teams wants to advertise in smaller EPH denominational magazines. Send us your suggestions.

Report on organizing of the Pomona Valley Cluster of LA Metro, including the recruiting of evangelical and Pentecostal churches (we've brought 3 into the organizing

effort and have 4 more in the "pipe-line")

CSCO members led another all day workshop aat the Gordon Conwell Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). This year there were 60 in attendance to wrestle with the ministry of faith-based community organization.


Are you aware of the CSCO-Discuss email list? This list provides more regular updates about CSCO. You can discuss your ideas with others. We encourage you to join the list if you’ve not yet joined. To subscribe, send an email message from the email address that you want to use for the list to:

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  CSCO, P.O. Box 60123, Dayton, OH 45406; email: cscocbco@aol.com phone: 508-799-7726