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Jodi Koeman

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Church With Community Coordinator, World Renew

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Reordering Life Together

The church finds itself in the midst of transition. Instead of offering "charity" to our communities, what about "investment" with our communities.

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Deacons and COVID-19

As our countries start to "reopen", how are you continuing to help your members and community members affected by the Pandemic?

  • Thank you for your important reflection! Working alongside you as we "wonder what kind of future world we envision"!

  • Thank you Carol. I've been trying to practice the circle of Lamenting, Listening, Learning, Living. Listening along with you. Let's keep at it together!!

  • Jay - thanks for sharing that. I LOVE that they honored and celebrated their neighbors and neighborhood like that. Truly WITH their community.


  • What a thoughtful idea Bill. I've seen thank you signs on lawns, thank you parades, or some people are writing thank you notes or providing a gift card thank you. I wonder if even just asking them...

  • Here is a helpful response from Monika Grasley, Executive Director of Lifeline CRC, based in Merced, California, and World Renew board member and delegate for Classis Central California:


  • Hi Jeannie - 

    Thanks Ron for your responses. I agree with what you wrote.

    Jeannie - feel free to reach out if you have questions or want some guidance on how to respond. I have been...

  • Thank you Rudy for this important post. We need to have these conversations and learn. We mostly need a "vision against racism".  Humility, repentance, lamenting and healing are needed in order to...

  • Hi Karl - 

    Seems like you're not the only one interested in gathering. There are people across US who are connecting with their communities in amazing ways. I'm trying to connect to others...

  • Shout out to Canada - DMC for the amazing work you are doing. My time with you in January was so helpful and I look forward to learning more. Thanks for your hospitality and work.


  • I will be working out of my home in Massachusetts but traveling to GR and throughout the United States. Love to see and learn what is happening all over! We have some amazing kingdom work...