As a next step, your congregation is invited to develop practices and norms for ongoing connection and relationship-building with your local community. This is an essential step for your church if you are to know and be known by your community, grow in your understanding of your neighborhood’s strengths and needs, be a relevant neighbor and community partner, and ultimately be a blessing to your community.
When you are ready to explore an area of focus you have discerned from this community engagement reflection and learning process, you will likely look to a community partner to get started. The EDSD Missioner for Community Engagement will be available to help you consider the next steps for community engagement and partnerships and/or, if relevant, to connect you with diocesan staff, committees, and task forces to serve as resources.
Meeting Guide: Download physical copies of the meeting guide here.
To learn more, contact Canon for Mission, Jason Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.