United States

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

World Renew’s USA ministry is carried out by the Communities First Association (CFA). CFA is a national, ecumenical team of Church and Community Consultants (CCC’s). Each CCC develops leaders in their geographic regions. These leaders are staff or volunteers in churches or Christian community development organizations. They lead citizens (including church members) in their neighborhoods in the work of community transformation.

If your church/organization would like to learn more about how to transform your community, contact a Church and Community Consultant for your state or order Communities First, a curriculum produced by the Church and Community Consultants.

Communities First Association is the public “face” of World Renew's work in the United States. CFA was begun by World Renew to include ecumenical Christian leaders in addition to Christian Reformed leaders.

DISASTER RESPONSE

World Renew’s Disaster Response Services responds faithfully to disasters in North America.

Volunteers (a.k.a. the Green Shirts) give of their time and talents to help clear debris, assess unmet needs, and rebuild homes after disasters strike. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals, couples and groups. Contact drs@worldrenew.net if you are interested in learning more about the opportunity to serve God through World Renew Disaster Response Services.

REFUGEE ADVOCACY & RESETTLEMENT

World Renew works together with the Christian Reformed Church Office of Social Justice to speak up about refugee issues and encourages Americans to join them in voicing concerns about immigration reform and refugee rights. 

Americans - both individuals and churches - who wish to help refugees resettle, World Renew is recommending partnering with Bethany Christian Services.