What is Awaken Dane?

Awaken Dane emerged from friendship, dreaming and collaboration among leaders of Wisconsin Council of ChurchesCollaboration ProjectUniversity of Dubuque Theological Seminary and Upper House

You can read more about how this exciting initiative was funded from Lilly Endowment here.

Through Awaken Dane, as many as 40 congregations of diverse Christian traditions will participate in a cohort experience intended to awaken us to God’s call, form life-giving friendships and partnerships, and fuel our love and understanding of the place where we abide.

What is Awaken Dane?

How is Awaken Dane a response to a number of situations facing the church?

What is the goal of this program?

How do churches move toward these marks of thriving?

What is the commitment?

Who is Awaken Dane for?

What is the experience like in the congregational teams?

What other churches would we be connected with?

How do I talk to my church about participating and who should I invite onto the congregational team?

What’s the timeline for this? When can we apply to participate?  

Is it possible to get academic credit for participating?

This isn’t the best time for my church. Will there be another opportunity? 

Watch the video below to learn more about some of the data that was used when creating the vision for Awaken Dane. Rev. Dr. Christopher B. James, Associate Professor at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, presents The Church in ‘Post-Christian’ Dane County: New Survey Data.