Ways for congregations to strike a balance between compassion and stewardship when it comes to homelessness will be explored at the next Sacred Streets training hosted by Fresno Pacific University’s Center for Community Transformation (CCT).

“Lay leaders and clergy alike will benefit,” said Randy White, D.Min., CCT executive director. “Ending homelessness is possible—we invite people to come see how.”

The training will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2, at First Presbyterian Church of Fresno, 1540 M St. The event is free but registration is required at Sacred Streets training Tickets, Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite.

Participants will acquire skills to put hands and feet to their compassion in ways that effectively help people experiencing homelessness, while also dealing with the reality of an encampment in their parking lot, and break-ins to their buildings. Included will be resources, knowledge of best practices, strategies and exposure to housing innovations that provide real solutions.

Sacred Streets is designed to help a small team of faith institution volunteers learn:

  • Ways to approach people experiencing homelessness effectively in a manner that really helps
  • Ways to protect and be good stewards of your property
  • A chance to ask experts your hardest questions

The CCT, part of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, convenes “Sacred Streets” as part of the Mayor’s Faith-Based Partnership Cabinet.





Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations