A multi-racial faith movement for social justice
Faith in Texas is a multi-racial faith movement for social justice and a part of the PICO National Network. PICO stands for People Improving Communities through Organizing. PICO is the nation's largest network that develops civic leadership in low and moderate-income faith communities for economic and racial justice.
How Faith in Texas Works at Springcreek
Listen to Your Stories
We listen to YOUR stories, concerns, and the problems, pain, and fears you see in your community. As we listen to our community here at Springcreek, we will begin to surface pressing issues affecting our neighborhoods, city, and region. At the same time, other churches that are a part of the Faith in Texas movement are doing the same thing in their communities. Towards the end of the summer, we will come together to identify common issues affecting us at the neighborhood, city, and regional levels that we want to change.
Research the Issues
Once we identify the issues we wish to change, we will research them thoroughly. We will discover potential solutions, find out who holds decision-making authority in our area, and develop relationships with public officials while developing an action plan to bring real change to our community.
Plan of Action
When an action plan is developed, we will work together with community groups, other congregations in the area, and officials to create new programs and policy to affect change on the issue we want to improve. During the process, we will demonstrate our power and willingness to be active leaders in civic life, and provide accountability to public officials.
Repeat to Improve
Because there is always something to improve in our community, the cycle never stops! We are always listening, researching, and acting to improve our community. Along the way, we raise new leaders, empower the people in our church and our neighborhoods, and build stronger relationships and communities.