Impacting a Community through Christian Community Development
DATE: February 26, 2018
CE Hours: 1.25
Erin Woodson & Elizabeth Patterson Roe
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Christian Community Development values, aligned with both social work and biblical values, have the potential to impact communities that are often left at the margins of society. This presentation will briefly overview the work of South Street Ministries, then describe the process of developing a community impact assessment in partnership with a local university.
Results of the impact study will be shared with the goal of learning how principles of community development can successfully impact a community. From the experiences of eighteen years of community development efforts, this presentation will enable participants to learn how to apply faith-based strategies of community development in order to maximize positive community impact of Christian community development efforts.
1. History of Summit Lake-5 min
2. Description of South Street Ministries- 5 min
3. CCDA Principles-2 min
4. Our Personal Story of Involvement- 5 min
5. Malone/South Street Partnership- 3 min
6. Planning the Community Assessment- 5 min
7. Conducting the Assessment-5 min
8. Results- 15 min
9. Results combined with other assessments-5 min
10. Related Community Development Work-5 min
11. Lessons Learned-5 min
12. Q and A- 10 min
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