Bates Place Neighbors is the community center through which First CRC in Grand Rapids is building relationships with neighbors. This newsletter is a great example of how it is done and how progress is being made.
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Through Bates Place, First CRC of Grand Rapids is making strong connections to community. One way to do that has been through a joint community garden project. Local television covered the work.
Is your youth group or school group looking for a missions opportunity? World Renew's Global Volunteer Program offers short-term volunteer opportunities year-round.
Whether you are a deacon looking for ways to connect with community or a team commissioned to do the same, these resources will help you through the planning and programming.
When is a case management program appropriate? This book will help you assess the needs, gifts, calling, and hopes of the participant; develop a Development Covenant between mentor and participant; and follow up and evaluate the process.
Few churches would say they aren’t interested in sharing God’s heart for their community. This workbook provides those tools and resources that will help you imagine your community the way God sees it.
This book will help you learn what your church can do to tackle injustice in your community.
This book will help you discover the difference between relief and development ministries, and assess your church’s programs.
The Theology of Development - A Biblical Understanding of Christian Mission and Community Development
This is a seven-lesson series designed to help participants deepen their biblical understanding of Christian mission and community development.
Join us for an evening of science, faith, and fellowship!
Trinity CRC has just completed a whole new curriculum for non-English speakers! The beauty of this curriculum is that it provides a unique relationship building approach to teaching English.
What if, as deacons, we actually took the time to sit down and listen to the people we are trying to serve? This could potentially change the entire way churches engage with their communities!
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.
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?