Our Approach to Community Development
Ø Empowering the poor and working with the most poverty stricken - in their journey to a life full of dignity, justice, peace and hope.
Ø Improving quality of life and ensuring people have choice in what that life looks like.
Ø Good development is lead by those living in poverty and seeks to tackle the inter-related causes of poverty.
Ø Working for long-term change, not quick-fixes.
Key Elements of Community Development:
• Good Community development practice leading to sustainability
• Integral (holistic) Mission thinking
• Church & community Empowerment working
THE WHOLE GOSPEL FOR THE WHOLE PERSON
We believe that " …the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel….” It is not simply that evangelism and social involvement are to be done alongside each other. Rather, in integral mission our proclamation has social consequences, as we call people to love and repentance in all areas of life. And our social involvement has evangelistic consequences as we bear witness to the transforming grace of Jesus Christ… As in the life of Jesus, being, doing and saying are at the heart of our integral task." Micah Challenge