We want to see churches mobilised
We believe that the church has a vital and distinctive role in society, at both local and global levels, to transform the poorest communities and tackle injustice. Our approach is based on the idea of ‘integral mission’, whereby we respond holistically to people’s needs – economic, emotional, spiritual and physical. And the local church is key to this whole-life approach.
We are actively scaling up our church and community transformation (CCT) programme by supporting and inspiring denominations to work out their faith by meeting people’s practical needs. We’re enabling more and more NGOs to scale up their own CCT work, unlocking further local capacity. One tool we’re now using widely is the Light Wheel (a tool for measuring holistic change), which proposes practical steps that churches can take to help communities flourish.
Our teams in Asia and Africa continue their pioneering work integrating CCT into theological curriculums, which are changing fast. In Africa, we’ve also started conversations about how theological education should reflect and respond to the local context, working towards a transformational theology from Africa, for Africa.