Auburn Theological Seminary. Accessed February 10, 2020.

Groundswell, a project of Auburn Theological Seminary, is an online community that provides digital tools and training for people of faith to mobilize and advocate using social media and the resources of the web.


online social action platform; consultation; online advocacy campaigns; trainings

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Learn how to promote actions around economic justice, racial and religious diversity, the environment, and opposition to human trafficking.
  • Enable your congregation or other groups to circulate petitions to advocate around a particular issue.

About the Contributor
Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She joined the staff of IU’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2016. Before coming to Indiana, Melissa worked for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. A native of Chautauqua, New York, Melissa is an active lay person in the United Methodist Church.

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