Church partnerships

We believe churches can be a catalyst for community transformation

Do you wonder why so many people are still hurting, despite all the help provided by churches and non-profits?

Do you feel there might be more to ‘being the church’ in the community beyond offering emergency assistance? Many church leaders have asked, “why isn’t our work moving the needle?”

Too many churches are struggling to mobilize volunteers to meet the needs within their communities. Even those who are successful in this work are often left with high volunteer turnover as well as leadership and congregant burnout, especially in our post-pandemic environment. Many church leaders have voiced a critical need for a new way forward.

The way forward

There is a better, more life-giving way to create community impact. This way forward invites the church to engage the whole congregation to live out the gospel in their neighborhoods and throughout the city – it’s called Neighboring.

Neighboring is a new way to approach community engagement. If your church runs a food pantry, volunteers at local nonprofits, or provides community services – you’ve taken the first steps on the journey towards Neighboring. We provide the support and resources you need to take the next step towards creating flourishing communities and thriving families.

CRN supports and equips congregations for Neighboring

We provide churches with practical resources to build relationships rooted in dignity, mutuality and proximity; relationships that produce holistic lasting impact in neighborhoods and in the community.

At CRN, we work with the leaders and frontrunners across the country who are successfully transforming communities, so we know the resources that would best support your church. Whether the solution is available through one of CRN’s collaborative partners or another source, we work hard to know and understand all of the available resources so you don’t have to.

In addition to providing and connecting you to effective solutions, we partner with you to
provide the learning experiences and interactive educational opportunities for everyone at your church. When it comes to making a lasting difference in your community, we’re with you every step of the way—no matter how long it takes.

Want to learn more about how CRN partners with churches? Fill out the form below to schedule an individual conversation with one of our team members, to explore how Neighboring can powerfully revitalize your ministries.

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If you are looking for ways to engage with families in your neighborhood, support and strengthen your local community and be a catalyst for positive change, we’d love to talk with you!

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