rethink: Training & Education

Learn REMERGE's holistic, reconciliation and creative approach to building communities of peace through experiential learning opportunities that equip you and your team with the mindsets, methods and tools to make a lasting impact in your community.

Core Courses and Workshops 

Contextual learning opportunities led by the REMERGE team.

The Reconciler's Playbook: an experiential course in joining lives and changing the world

Learn to engage in community building and reconciliation like we do at REMERGE. Integrating  placemaking, design and systems thinking, and cultural curation with a Reconciler’s Imagination, we share with you our mindsets, methods and tools so you can foster change and increase lasting impact in your corner of the world.

  • 3 Week Full-time Course
  • 8 Week Part-time Course
  • Intensive 3 Day Bootcamp (get the basics)
  • Sectional Classes – The Playbook is divided into four sections that we offer as individual classes.

Section I – Vision: Developing A Reconciler’s Imagination
Section II – Impact: Designing Faithful and Innovative Solutions
Section III – Build: Creating Lasting Impact

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Immersion Experiences: (not) A Mission Trip

Immersion Experiences are intense crash courses in living into and building community. Guests learn the mindsets and practical skills for developing reciprocal relationships and engaging in the practical work of reconciliation. This experiential learning opportunity will guide you in developing an action plan for transforming your own community. REMERGE offers Youth, College and Leadership immersion experiences over a three-day or week-long duration. If you are ready to have a life-changing experience Apply Here or watch a short ” data-location=”youtube”>Video.

Dignity Serves

Dignity Serves is a paradigm-shifting, deeply impactful experience that teaches how to both serve and be served with dignity in every aspect of life. This workshop will help you serve others more effectively, using interactive exercises and real-world examples to help you apply key insights to your personal lives and to the programs you take part in. Schedule a workshop for your church or nonprofit.

The Reconciler's Imagination: A Theological Framework For Reconciliation and Community Building

This half day training will help guide your team to practically think, see and dream like a reconciler in order to make a lasting impact in your community. No longer will you do programs and activities for their own sake, wondering if they matter in the long run, but you will be able to develop your activity with purpose toward creating lasting, practical and faithful impact.

  • Develop a theological framework for understanding community
  • Learn about your vocational role in reconciliation and community building
  • Dive into the 5 Indicators of Reconciliation
  • Create a quick plan with practical steps to jump-start reconciliation and impact in your context

Schedule a workshop for your nonprofit, church or organization.


The Reconciliation And Justice Academy

We want to go deeper. But we want to go deeper in concert with those who are typically left out. At The Reconciliation and Justice Academy you will join together in community with the most vulnerable to learn, reflect and share together about concrete ways God is reconciling the world to Himself. But not only that, we also want to go more in-depth than you might go at a more traditional convention. So you will participate in tracks led by veterans in the respective fields. Each track may include teaching, testimony, group sharing, round-table discussions, site visits, etc. Although each track will have a specific convener, they will bring in various other voices to provide the richest experience possible.


REMERGE offers internships and fellowships. As an intern/fellow you will experience a challenging and rigorous time of learning and growth through exploring life in community with the vulnerable, participating in hands-on work, and theological reflection. You will receive a thorough orientation and training process to acclimatize you to the culture and to familiarize you with the communities, ethos and work of REMERGE. You will live and work in diverse communities alongside the poor and homeless, at-risk youth, and women and men being trafficked. You will also be exposed to the administrative, strategic and organizational side of running a non-profit. In addition, you will read books and articles, complete reflection and writing assignments, and be fully immersed in our innovative design philosophy. Learn More.  Application

We look forward to seeing you at our community building and design studio.

Andy Odle

Executive Director of REMERGE