Welcome to Awaken Dane

Awaken Dane was brought to life by the collaborative partners: The Wisconsin Council of Churches, Collaboration Project, The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and Upper House with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Our Vision: A movement of churches awakening to God’s call, forming life-giving friendships and partnerships, and growing in love for their home communities.

We began our first two-year cohort in July 2021 with eight congregations. We provided coaching staff to four additional congregations from September 2021-January 2022 to facilitate a similar curriculum called Leading Out of COVID. In July 2022 we welcomed seven congregations into our second cohort on our modified 9-month schedule

Awaken Dane Update!

Awaken Dane is now on an accelerated 9-month program! This includes:
(1) Pastor’s Orientation
(9) Pastor’s Learning Community
(2) Saturday Plenaries
(2) Saturday Large Group Gatherings
(4) Thursday Large Group Gatherings

If you would like more information on the second cohort of Awaken Dane, please reach out directly to Program Director Johnna Georgia at georgia@wichurches.org.

Awaken Dane Introduction Video

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