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

Food, Faith, & Justice

New Webinar Series:
“Food and Faith”
Feb 8 – Mar 14, 2024

How does our faith inform our relationship and response to food – the growing, consuming, and sharing of it? What do we know about the food system, food security, and food justice? What should our response look like? We’re here to mobilize your congregation or group to plan, implement, adapt, and advocate for food justice ministry in your community. Interested in learning more and getting involved?

  • ACCESS our 2022 Food Insecurity, Access, and Disparity webinar series recordings by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
  • SHARE how you’re involved! Contact Jodi Koeman (Church with Community Mobilizer) using the contact form at the bottom of this page to let her know how your congregation is responding to food insecurity, access, and justice in your neighborhood.
  • JOIN our 2024 Food and Faith webinar series! This series will run for 6 weeks on Thursday evenings, February 8-March 14, 7:30 PM (EST). We’ll hear from leaders in the field as they teach us how their faith has informed their work and worldview. There will be a GIVEAWAY at each session! BUT you must be present to win! Sessions will be recorded and made available after the series is completed. REGISTER HERE. Topics include:
    • 2/8/24 Food and Our Faith: Derrick Weston, Theological and Education Training Coordinator for Creation Justice Ministries, author of The Just Kitchen, and host of the Food and Faith Podcast.
    • 2/15/24 Food, Faith, and Creating Just Food Systems: Justine Post, Program Director of Come to the Table, RAFI USA
    • 2/22/24 Food, Faith, and Farming: Ron Vos AND Kohima Daring, World Renew Country Director, Bangladesh
    • 2/29/24 Food, Faith, and Growing: Brian Sellers Peterson, The Faithful Agrarian and author of Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives for Food and Faith AND Jeanine Broek, Co-Director of The Table Church, Farm and Café
    • 3/7/24 Food, Faith, and Community: Lance Kraai, Operations Manager of New City Neighbors (farm, café, development org), Avrey Smith, Cafe and Community Leadership Training Coordinator, AND Sandy Whitaker, Market Manager, New Era CRC Farmers Market
    • 3/14/24 Food, Faith, and Advocating: Zach Schmidt, Bread for the World Deputy Director of Organizing and Faith Engagement

Faith-Rooted ABCD Community of Practice Group

Meets bi-monthly every fourth 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, addressing shared or recurring challenges and how we turn them into opportunities.

Click HERE for more information and to register. 

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

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

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? Coaching is available to help mobilize your church 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 interested, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this webpage.

Serving with Dignity Cohort [Online]

Serving with Dignity is an asset-based approach to service that moves us beyond meeting immediate needs to creating lasting change and transformation. This training will equip participants to develop a posture for serving their community and gain practical steps for:

  • Serving across differences
  • Asset-based ministry
  • Community development
  • Building healthy relationships

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

Have Questions? Looking for a webinar recording?

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