Resources to Help Deacons and Teams Connect With Community


Any diaconate or team responsible for connecting more meaningfully with their community context will find this resource packet invaluable. These resources were developed by Communities First Association (CFA), an organization that grew out of the US program strategy of World Renew.

  1. The Theology of Development - A Biblical Understanding of Christian Mission and Community Development
  2. Through God's Eyes, With God's Heart - Building Readiness For Community Ministry
  3. Meeting Needs - Moving From Relief To Individual Development
  4. Case Management - Creating A Plan For Change Through Covenantal Commitment
  5. Developing A Community Vision
  6. Community Strengthening
  7. Community Organizing
  8. Justice - Creating Policies,Laws, and Systems That Work For Everyone 

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Hi Andy! We just received a question from Jose wondering how to download this packet. I too am wondering if we need to include a download? Thanks! 


As an update, I talked to the author and these resources are meant to be downloaded individually. Tons of good stuff here!