Our Mission is to intentionally connect, mobilize and empower the faith-based community in the Lehigh Valley to create social and economic transformation. We believe that every church, found within our community, is called to be a force for social change. We serve with community rooted strategies and initiatives by networking with churches, non-profits and business leaders to change the landscape of outreach in our community.
5 “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. 6 Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! 7 And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”
Christ Centered Everything we do reflects Jesus love to our community.
Relational We build bridges by growing relationships. People matter to God and so they matter to us. Nothing is rooted in a program but rather rooted in a relationship that will sustain the change we hope to create together.
Local Leadership The people who carry the need have the answers to meet the need. God has already placed all that’s needed within the community. We work to identify the assets and empower the people to create change.
Work force Development- We partner with Jobs for Life – A national job-skills training program to connect the unemployed and underemployed with mentors and business leaders to promote a lifestyle of sustainable work.
Economic Development by creating a strong Christian network within communities that cultivates the creation of business and future entrepreneurs.
Learning Communities that spur on the work through connecting faith-rooted organizers and organizations together to effect change.
Community Rooted Business Strategies
Christian Community Development- What is it?
Making Neighborhoods Whole
When Helping Hurts – How we move from relief to development?
Job Creation and the Church
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