Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Linking Churches and Cities

It's a beautiful thing when churches and the cities where they reside learn to partner in healthy ways together. I was encouraged to learn how an interesting partnership between local churches and the city of Portland, OR was formed. 

Birthed from a desire to help their ailing city, local churches partnered together and approached the mayor to find the issues most pertinent to Portland. Churches then vowed to devote their summers to service in those areas identified by the mayor, with incredible results. In their first summer, they were able to utilize over 25,000 volunteers eager to help in their beloved city. This partnership, now in their third year is stronger than ever and serves as a great reminder of what can happen when cities and their faith communities comes together.

- Chris Nazareth, CSM Boston City Director

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