Resource for congregation-based community organizing

The Small Church and Community Ministry Office has produced a new resource that explains the basic principles and practices of congregational-based community organizing – Congregation-Based Community Organizing: Building Vibrant Congregations, Building Just Communities [pdf].

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has engaged with community organizing/congregational-based organizing work for more than 50 years. There are many PC(USA) congregations across the country that are engaged with their local congregation-based community organizations working faithfully to transform their congregations and communities.

Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Denver is a member of Metro Organizations for People that is working to make healthcare more accessible and affordable. First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Illinois, and First Presbyterian Church in Normal, Illinois, are members of the Central Illinois Organizing Project that is working to reform bank lending practices. Church of the Pilgrims and New York Avenue Presbyterian Church are members of the Washington (D.C.) Interfaith Network that is working to end high usury rates for credit cards. Immanuel Presbyterian Church is working with ONE-LA to address the issue of affordable housing in Metro Los Angeles. Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church is a member of the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network and is working to rebuild and transform their community.

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