May 29, 2020 | Hope Hillsborough |
Listening Process Research to Action Investment Drive Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality 2020 Three Annual Processes To Faithfully and Effectively Do Justice Ministry __________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Three Annual Processes 1. During the Listening Process, Team Members strengthen relationships, identify stories related to community problems, and build Justice Ministry Networks through one-to-one or small group conversations. At HOPE’s Convention, Justice Ministry Network Members vote to prioritize problem areas & elect officers. 2. In the Research to Action Process, leaders do research and meet to identify solutions to problems, as well as continue to build their Justice Ministry Networks. A Rally of Justice Ministry Network Members hears issue reports and prepares for action. The Nehemiah Action unites our community to secure commitments from officials who have the authority to implement the solutions. 3. During the Investment Drive Process, leaders tell the story of our justice ministry to build our capacity and financial self-sufficiency by raising local funds. Leaders engage members and build relationships of mutual respect with local business executives. The Justice Ministry Celebration celebrates our achievements, recognizes effective Justice Ministry Network Members, and builds ownership for our justice ministry. Justice Ministry Network Members and others are invited to invest at least $200 in our Justice Ministry. DART Research to Action ALTI (Advanced Leaders Training Institute): Nov. 7-9, 2019, Holiday Inn, Orlando, FL DART Clergy Conference: February 5-7, 2020, Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, FL DART Investment Drive ALTI (Advanced Leaders Training Institute): April 16-18, 2020 DART Justice Ministry Conference (Orientation & Listening Process): July 14-16, 2020, Virtual To build our power for justice, congregations build and use Justice Ministry Networks during the 3 Annual Processes. Leadership Training sessions occur prior to each process - locally through HOPE and at national workshops through the DART Network. Listening Process Training & Kick-Off Mon., August 24, 2020, 6:30 pm TBD 1) 32nd Convention Mon, Oct. 26, 2020, 6:30 pm TBD Justice Ministry Teams Assembly Mon., Oct. 12, 2020, 6:30 pm TBD --- House Meetings --- Justice Ministry Teams Assembly Mon., March 2, 2020, 6:30 pm St. Peter Claver Catholic Hall 1203 N. Nebraska Ave. 33602 3) Nehemiah Action Mon., April 20, 2020, 6:30 pm Canceled due to COVID-19 Research Training & Kick-Off Mon., Nov. 23, 2020, 6:30 pm TBD 2) Rally Mon., March 30, 2020, 6:30 pm Canceled due to COVID-19 - - 2020 Justice Ministry Network Meetings - - 4) Virtual Justice Ministry Celebration Mon., June 1, 2020, 6:30 pm - - Justice Ministry Team Meetings - - Assessment & Strategic Planning Virtual Corporate Spokesperson Training Wed., May 13, 2020, 9:00-12:00 Virtual Justice Ministry Teams Training Mon., May 18, 2020, 6:30 pm
We have HOPE for justice!
HOPE is a multi-issue, grassroots, community organization consisting of 23 multicultural and interfaith member congregations throughout Hillsborough County. HOPE is a non-partisan, private, non-profit, 501(c) 3, tax-exempt, community organization founded and incorporated in the State of Florida in 1988.
HOPE’s mission is to promote justice, fairness, and the dignity of people, by engaging and training people to responsibly and successfully act together to hold officials accountable to improve the systems affecting the quality of life in our communities. We do that by:
Training residents to identify common community problems experienced by families and neighbors
Meeting with local experts and decision-makers to better understand the problems and identify long-term solutions
Take action to hold decision-makers accountable to implement the long-term systemic solutions