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About JustFaith Greenville

JustFaith Ministries (a non-profit headquartered in Louisville, KY) forms, informs and transforms people of faith by offering programs and resources that sustain them in their compassionate commitment to build a more just and peaceful world.

JustFaith invites and prepares people of faith to help heal our world.  Through offerings that include the 24-week JustFaith program and the 8-week JustMatters programs, participants are inspired by the study of social injustices facing the most vulnerable, the building of deep personal relationships, and immersion opportunities that take them out into their local community.  Over 50,000 people in the United States have participated in JustFaith programs.

JustFaith programs have been offered in the Greenville community for more than 10 years.  St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church was the first church in our area to offer JustFaith programs.  Over the years, the programs have flourished within other local churches and community groups including Christ Church Episcopal, Westminster Presbyterian, First Baptist Greenville, St. Peters Episcopal Church, Triune Mercy Center, Mill Community Ministries, and a group of retired lifelong learners who met through their OLLI classes.

We are formalizing our JustFaith Greenville network by creating a local database of participants and developing a monthly newsletter.  Our goal is to have periodic gatherings for graduates and their friends so that we can maintain connections within our network of people working to make Greenville a more just and compassionate community.

There are hundreds of JustFaith graduates in Greenville.  We are impacting our community and beyond.

JustFaith changes people. Those people change the world.


Programs

JUSTFAITH PROGRAM

JustFaith includes twenty-four 2 ½-hour sessions, broken into four phases of six sessions.  All sessions include dialogue, active listening and relationship-building.

Sessions are themed around reading assignments done in between sessions, videos and/or guest speakers.

To broaden perspectives Opening and Commissioning Retreats frame this transformational journey. In addition, the program includes immersions where participants visit local organizations and connect with those living and working on the margins.

Recommended group size is 8 to 12 people.

ACTIVE GROUPS

  • Christ Church Episcopal
  • Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • St. Anthony Catholic Church
  • Mill Community Ministries
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church
  • Village Church
  • Triune Mercy Center

JUSTMATTERS PROGRAM

JustMatters includes eight to twelve 2 ½-hour sessions. All sessions include dialogue, active listening and relationship-building.

Sessions are themed around reading assignments done in between sessions, videos and/or guest speakers.

To broaden perspectives, the program includes immersions where participants visit local organizations and connect with those living and working on the margins.

Recommended group size is 8 to 15 people.

 

JUSTMATTERS OFFERINGS

  • Hunger for Change: Explores food insecurity in the US and abroad.
  • Church of Second Chances: Examines prison reform through a lens of faith.
  • The Sultan and the Saint: Cultivates mutual understanding of Christian and Muslim faith traditions by engaging members of each tradition in courageous conversations.

Interested in starting a program at your church?

Are you interested in learning more about JustFaith programs? Would you like to have someone come to your church and talk about programs?  Click here to request more information.


JustFaith Greenville Coordinator

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Kristan Pitts is the Community Coordinator for JustFaith Greenville. She is a native of Greenville, SC and chose to serve in her community after graduating from Converse College, where she studied Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  Her life’s work embodies the audacity to impact her community through faith-based works. Kristan has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors where she has evolved as an emerging leader in her community. When Kristan isn’t busy fulfilling her work, she enjoys experiencing other cultures through food and music.

Contact Kristan at: kristan@millcommunity.org.