Partnering with others in your neighborhood and community increases the effectiveness of service, brings people together, builds relationships, and helps us see how God is moving and acting in our communities.
Church With Community Coordinator, World Renew
If you missed the Welcome to the Neighborhood Series, we've got good news for you: you can still watch!
What would it look like to see vaccine distribution through the eyes of equity?
This series of 6 webinars explores ways churches can be better neighbors.
Hunting, fishing, gardening. Moving these activities from mere hobbies towards a model of stewardship, benevolence and justice.
The best ways for us and our churches to give at Christmas, or any time, is by discovering and building on the gifts and skills of people and communities.
Is it time to evaluate if the Christmas giving project you’ve ALWAYS done, is, well, just? Find a Q&A and 3 principles to help you create more just Christmas giving opportunities.
Join with God's people in remembering World Hunger Sunday on November 1. Resources available, including a Worship service!
If our ministry plans and budgets tell a story, I wonder what story our community hears and sees through us. Watch a recap of the Webinar: Reimagining Church Budgets to Reflect Kingdom Values.
How has COVID-19 impacted the way we budget, serve, and give? As stewards, how do we generously use our gifts to impact God's world?
Ed - I love this!! I've been a part of gardening and community gardens for years and one of the most amazing things is the connections I make with people while sharing food. One of the churches I...
Thanks Erin. I think that challenging ourselves and churches to think more about what truly changes communities and lives gives the impression that the church is in solidarity with those facing...
Yes Mark, thanks for that response. Gift cards are so much more empowering. The store when run by people from the community, became a community-led effort and community-focused, not church-led and...
Thanks John! So good to see your name. I'm planning on hosting a series of conversations/webinars starting early December about different "diaconal" topics including ways churches give/serve with...
Share away!! I think it could be a great conversation starter for Sunday Schools, Churches, Schools - helping us to think about how and why we give. And I'm always available to bounce ideas off of...
Thank you for your important reflection! Working alongside you as we "wonder what kind of future world we envision"!posted on: A Reflection: Is This OK?
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!!posted on: When Helping Hurts and Listening Helps
Jay - thanks for sharing that. I LOVE that they honored and celebrated their neighbors and neighborhood like that. Truly WITH their community.posted on: Reordering Life Together
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:
...posted on: Community During COVID-19