Thousands of churches around the country are working to support people in their communities, providing activities ranging from food banks and debt advice, to night shelters and job clubs. Together with Livability we reflect on the way in which churches engage with our communities; we ask questions about the dominance of service delivery models in Christian community engagement and offer alternatives drawing on Co-production and Asset-based Community development.
Using case studies from around the country, theological reflection and questions for discussion we invite Christians seeking to impact their communities to reflect with us on how we might do this in ways that build community and result in life in all its fullness, shared together.
If you found this useful you might also be interested in reading Building Kingdom Communities: the prophetic role of the church in community engagement or Tackling Poverty In England: an asset-based approach.
Type: Research Reports
Theme: Church-Based Social Action