When it comes to ministry, location matters. But it can be a bit daunting if an emphasis on place hasn't been part of your church's DNA. Where can you start?
Here are our three favorite "place" resources for church leaders:
This is Our City: Yeah, we're biased, but Christianity Today's ongoing project of local storytelling is unlike anything Christian journalism's ever seen. It features sharp, inspiring reporting, incredible videos and articles, and lots of linked resources and local organizations. The project focuses on six key American cities that are experiencing significant renewal through the work of engaged Christians. Be careful though: you can get deliciously lost in their online archives. You will be inspired to engage with your neighborhood in a renewed way.
Christian Community Development Association: CCDA is an incredible, diverse network of Christian community development practitioners. Check out their website (ccda.org), and find local gatherings or practitioners near you. Jump ...1