IMPACT Calendar

Justice Ministry and Rodef Tzedek Calendar 2015-2016

All meetings begin at 6:30pm

We ought to be proud that our justice ministries organize the largest public meeting of the year. This does not happen by accident; it takes the time of dedicated leaders to uncover, research, and organize people to secure commitments to solutions for community problems. Events with an * are for network members.

You can now access the IMPACT Team Member Google Calendar here.

Listening Process: August-October

Uncovering community problems that personally affect our congregations

Individual Team Meeting: Late July-Early August (varies by congregation)

Each congregation’s team gathers to assess how the investment drive went for them and to start planning for a strong, engaging listening process

Listening Process Kick-off: Monday, August 24th

All IMPACT team members gather to train on how to conduct an engaging house meeting and to effectively uncover community problems and recruit network members

House Meeting*: Late August-October (varies by team member)

Each IMPACT team member gathers with ten of their friends and potential network members to discuss what problems people are experiencing, and to invite people to be a part of creating a solution to these problems by joining the network

Justice Ministry Team Assembly: Monday, October 12th

All IMPACT team members gather to share the stories they heard during house meetings and to select three problem areas to be brought to the Annual Assembly for the network to vote on

Annual Assembly*: Monday, October 26th

The entire justice ministry and rodef tzedek network gathers to hear personal testimonies regarding community problems and to democratically select the problem area we will all take on in the coming year

Research to Action: November-May

Researching a local, winnable solution to a community problem and organizing the people power that we need to secure commitments to these solutions

National Research to Action Workshop: November 19th-21st, Cincinnati, OH

IMPACT sends leaders to train with other organizations around the country on how to best research and take action on community problems

Research Kick-off: Tuesday, December 1st

All IMPACT leaders gather to learn how we do research together and to make initial decisions about the direction of new initiatives

Individual Team Meeting: December/January (varies by congregation)

The congregation’s team gathers to evaluate the Listening Process and the status of the network. If necessary, plan to recruit more network members. Determine who will be participating in the research and confirm the date of the network meeting

National Clergy Conference: February 3-5th, Orlando FL

Clergy from all of our sister organizations gather to bolster one another in building justice ministries in their congregations

Individual Network Meeting & Commissioning Service*: February/March (varies by congregation)

Each congregation’s network individually gets together to organize for the action. Everyone is updated on the research and selects whom they want to invite as their three people at the action

Justice Ministry Team Briefing: Tuesday, March 15th

All IMPACT team members gather to be updated on the initiatives and to make sure that we are on track to reach our goal of 2,000 people at the action

Rally*: Tuesday, April 12th

All IMPACT networks gather to hear official announcements of solutions, decision makers, and to build solidarity as we prepare to take action!

NEHEMIAH ACTION*: Tuesday, May 3rd or Tuesday, May 10th

People of faith unite to seek public commitments to solutions to the problems that our community faces

Investment Drive: May-July

Our team and network members organize to make our justice ministries completely self-funded through their personal investments

Individual Team Meeting: May (varies by congregation)

Meet to debrief from the action and start planning for the investment drive

Advanced Leadership Training: Investment Drive: May 12-14th Indianapolis IN

Leaders from our sister organizations around the country gather to prepare for a successful investment drive that engages network members in the ownership of their organization

Investment Drive Kick-off: Monday, May 23rd

All IMPACT team members gather to hear updates since the action and to plan for our investment drive to make sure that we are able to fully own our work. Team members can bring the first installment of their investment

Justice Ministry and Rodef Tzedek Celebration*: Monday, June 6th

All network members gather at this night of celebrating our work and investing in our future


Preparing for 2016-2017

National Justice Ministry Conference 2016: July 12-16th St. Petersburg, FL

Team members from across the country gather to prepare for the year ahead by rooting themselves in the foundations of this ministry, and training for a strong and relational listening process

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