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 are providing coaching staff to four additional congregations from September 2021-January 2022 as they facilitate Leading Out of COVID. We intend to provide a second opportunity for congregations to work with our coaching staff as they facilitate Leading Out of COVID from January-May 2022. Finally, we will reopen applications in the Spring of 2022 for a second cohort of congregations to begin the traditional two-year Awaken Dane program in September 2022. If you would like more information on Leading Out of COVID or 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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