Join World Renew as we explore the themes of mercy and justice and provide practical tools to help you and your faith community partner well locally and globally.


Join World Renew as we explore the themes of mercy and justice and provide practical tools to help you and your faith community partner well locally and globally.

Current Opportunities

Serving with Dignity Cohort [Online]

Nov 2023 – Apr 2024
First & Third Wednesdays

May, Jun, Sep, Oct 2024
First Wednesdays

Serving with Dignity is an asset-based approach to service that moves us beyond meeting immediate needs to creating lasting change and transformation. Rooted in true stories, best practices, and biblical principles, this cohort will equip participants to develop a posture for serving their community.

Through interactive sessions, participants will learn and apply the seven core themes and gain practical steps for:

  • Serving across differences
  • Asset-based ministry
  • Community development
  • Building healthy relationships in the context of serving

Note: This cohort is designed to be the next step if you plan to or have already participated in the Thriving Essentials course.

Language: Facilitation will be conducted in English, but participant materials will be available in both English and Spanish.

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Food Insecurity & Justice


How does our faith inform our relationship to food – the growing, consuming, and sharing of it – and our response to food insecurity? What do we know about the food system, food security, and food justice? What would a response look like that is community-driven, relationally centered, justice-rooted, and innovative? We want to mobilize your congregation to plan and implement a new or adapt an existing ministry that works toward reducing food insecurity in your community.

Interested in learning more and getting involved? Here’s how:

  • ACCESS our 2022 Food Insecurity, Access, and Disparity Webinar Series by filling out the form below.
  • SHARE how you’re involved! Contact Jodi Koeman (Church with Community Mobilizer) using the contact form below to let her know how your congregation is responding to food insecurity, access, and justice in your neighborhood.
  • STAY TUNED for updates! Participate in upcoming webinars, learning and advocacy opportunities, and conversations

Faith-Rooted ABCD Community of Practice Group

Meets bi-monthly every third Tuesday @ 2pm EST

This Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of faith-rooted individuals working in the areas of mercy, justice, and community development, who have a desire to learn from, network with, and share stories, experiences, tools and challenges with one another. Using Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) principles, we’ll discover faith as an asset as we build on the strengths in our neighborhoods and communities. Click HERE for more information. 

Sponsored by the ABCD Institute and co-hosted by World Renew, Episcopal Relief & Development and Embrace Communities. 

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Community Flourishing Cohort:
Becoming a Strengths-Based, Community-Focused Congregation

New cohort starting January 2024

Is your congregation interested in helping make your neighborhood and community a great place for ALL to live in, to be proud of and to thrive in, particularly those who have been marginalized? This cohort, held in partnership between World Renew and Diaconal Ministries Canada, will help your church be inspired and mobilized to love, listen to, and engage with your neighbors, neighborhoods, and local organizations as you seek to cultivate a place of flourishing. Sessions will feature learning, stories, reflection, discussions, and practical assignments to put our learning into action.

If you have any questions, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this webpage.

Register Here

Have Questions? Looking for a webinar recording?

Fill out the form below and we’d be happy to connect with you!