Communities should be blessed by the churches that exist there.
Engaging with your surrounding community — becoming a great neighbour — is no simple task. It requires years of building trust, getting to know your neighbourhood, and assessing your community's unique assets and needs.
It can be overwhelming at first, but you don't need to go it alone.
Listed below are a few ways you can get started.
"A good neighbour takes care of their own property and looks out for the neighbours immediately around them. A great neighbour is someone who cares for the condition of the entire community. Great neighbours are those who come together and have the shared goal to make their community a better place to live, for all."
Jay Van Groningen, Communities First
Key Principles of Community Engagement
Let this valuable resource act as a guide as your church connects with its unique community.
Consider a Community Opportunity Scan
Get to know the people, organizations, resources/assets, and the needs of your community first-hand with this valuable resource.
We’ve compiled a list of helpful books and websites to help get you started.
Contact Our Staff
Our experienced Field Staff can answer your questions, provide helpful resources, or even help you decide if your church is ready to do a Community Opportunity Scan.