Rauschenbusch Center for Spirit and Action Co-Directors:

Sharon Fisher 

Patrick Higgins

John-Otto Liljenstolpe

Director Emeritus

David C. Bloom


Church Council of
Greater Seattle
4 Nickerson St. #300
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 525-1213 x3037
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Our Mission

The Rauschenbusch Center for Spirit and Action honors the legacy of the Rev. Walter Rauschenbusch, the father of the social gospel movement in America. As a taskforce of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, our mission is to equip congregations and their leaders for social ministry in the 21st Century.

We carry out this mission by developing and then offering congregations and other organizations courses that relate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the social, economic and political issue currently challenging our society and world. At our annual dinners we also celebrate congregations and individuals whose life and work exemplify authentic Christian discipleship.

The Rauschenbusch Center will work with congregations and other organizations who wish to offer these courses and presentations at times and in formats that best suit them. We also work with groups to help them discern how they might faithfully engage the issues they have been studying.

For a listing of currently available courses and presentations topics, please click here.

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