Beacon Academy

Investing in congregations. Developing leaders. Building our collective power so all people have a home.



Check out the Spring 2018 Beacon Academy workshops here!


The 1-1 Visit: Building Relationships: Monday, April 30    7 - 8:30 p.m.
Edina Community Lutheran Church  4113 W 54th St, Edina
Register here. 

Relationships are the building blocks to our collective power. Connecting with new leaders is essential whether you're hosting Families Moving Forward, supporting a new housing development, or engaging in a policy campaign. Learn the purpose and application of one-to-ones, and practice your new skill with leaders from other congregations.

Unpacking Race & Housing: Monday, May 7     6 - 8:30 p.m.
Faith Lutheran Church  800 Waconia Pkwy N, Waconia
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Race plays a crucial role in housing access and opportunity. Together, we'll discuss the different levels of racism, how the historical legacy of racism impacts homelessness today, and why this knowledge needs to be applied to our work to create just and fair housing.

Dinner provided.


Host Training (FMF) Sunday, April 29    12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church  12235 Old Rockford Rd, Plymouth
Register here. 


Most of us may think we know how to be a gracious host — but there's more to it when we host families who are experiencing homelessness. Learn about the differences, the challenges, and the opportunities to step outside our comfort zone. For shelter host volunteers, both new and experienced.

Lunch will be provided by the congregation.



Questions? Contact your congregational organizer or Debra Rodgers at 651.789.6260 x218.