Showing posts with tag: Community Development

Tap Into Community Assets, Not Problems

  If you want to rebuild a troubled community, tap its assets first.  Now that seems counter-intuitive!  Are you saying to ignore the obvious problems?  Massive economic shifts have left many American cities—such as Detroit after it emerged from bankruptcy last December—all too aware of the challenges. The asset-based approach is really about how you—congregation […]

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How to Address Poverty D-E-V-E-L-O-P-M-E-N-T-A-L-L-Y

No doubt it’s happened to you:  Someone asked you for money because they’ve had a crisis and are short on cash.    Or you felt compassion for neighborhood families that are struggling to make financial ends meet and volunteered to work in a food pantry.  Or your congregation’s leaders grew concerned about homelessness and decided to […]

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