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Church Strengthening Blog

In our current blog series, we are exploring CCDA’s 8 principles for effective ministry: relocation, reconciliation, redistribution, leadership development, listening to the community, being church-based, a wholistic approach, and empowerment.

Listening to the Community

Listening to the Community

I'll admit it. Sometimes I have trouble listening to people because I think I know more than they do. I think I've got a better idea. Are you guilty, too? In Christian ministry, listening to the community is essential before swooping in to "fix" a problem....

Relocation: The importance of “being there”

Relocation: The importance of “being there”

We hope you are enjoying the church strengthening team's new blog. This week, we begin a series of posts based on the 8 principles of Christian community development explained in the book Making Neighborhoods Whole (2013) by Wayne Gordon and John Perkins....

The Greats

The Greats

What are the greats?  When asked about the greatest commandments, Jesus gave two commands, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-38). Then, after His...

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