Building Kingdom Communities: the prophetic role of the church in community engagement

Building Kingdom Communities: the prophetic role of the church in community engagement

This paper is an invitation to theological reflection on your community engagement. It follows a previous report published by Church Urban Fund and Livability, Fullness of Life Together: Reimagining Christian engagement in our communities, which examined different approaches to bringing about change in communities.

Here, we pick up the theological threads raised in Fullness of Life Together and explore their practical implications. Our intention is to help those who are developing activities in their community, to reflect theologically on their practice, whether they are already active or seeking to engage for the first time.

The resource offers a clear, three stage process for groups to follow which includes theological reflections and case studies. It serves as a ‘how to’ primer of practical theology, aiming to draw on experiences of those in the group, encouraging conversations that lead to real change.

We’d be delighted if it could be shared far and wide.