This article offers a number of suggestions for small churches that are looking to engage deeper with their community. With the right approach, it is possible for a small group of people to make a big impact.
World Renew believes that educating church communities about Christ’s call to respond to the needs of people who suffer from poverty, hunger, and disaster can transform perspectives and be the catalyst for change — here in North America and around the world.
It's National Volunteer Week and this gives us a neat opportunity to name and thank those who are making a difference in our churches and communities. Who would you like to thank?
How can we reach our communities if they have no idea we love them? And how will they know we love them if we don’t work alongside them?
I'm curious, what kind of events is your church planning this winter to invite people in? Got any creative or fun ideas to share with other churches?
We hear a lot about World Renew's approach to fighting poverty, and how a "hand up" is better than a "hand out." But how does this look? This recent example from Kenya paints a picture of community.
So what can we do about the violence in our neighborhoods? How do we avoid either minimizing it with easy answers or throwing up our hands because it overwhelms us?
In an age bombarded by social media sound bytes, the pain and sorrow of the world are front and center. But knowing what we know, the question still remains: What is my responsibility to the world?