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.

Awaken Dane Update!

Have you been interested in Awaken Dane but nervous about a 2-year commitment? Exciting news! We are offering a chance to join the cohort that starts July 2022 in an accelerated format. We have updated the program for the cohort that starts July 2022 to an accelerated format. The initial commitment is now only 9 months; congregational teams will meet from September through May. There will be an opportunity to sign up for a second 9-month commitment but this is not required.

We have extended the application deadline to June 15th to allow churches time to explore whether the accelerated format is for them.

Pastors will attend an orientation at Holy Wisdom Monastery on Thursday, July 14, 2022, and congregational participants will attend a Kickoff Event on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Awaken Dane Application

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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