Church Related Community Work

CRCW Group April2014

Church related community work is a distinctive and recognised ministry within the United Reformed Church and CRCW's play a vital role in the denomination’s community involvement. URC CRCW's are called by God, professionally and theologically trained and then commissioned to help the church to live out its calling.

CRCW's use the principles of community development to respond to and challenge the issues facing their particular neighbourhoods and communities and work alongside a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations, developing initiatives and projects to transform individuals, churches and communities.

Between them, CRCW's enable churches to widen their mission by:

  • identifying local needs and opportunities;
  • confronting injustice;
  • organising community action;
  • developing and supporting initiatives that improve the lives and wellbeing of local people;
  • and theologically reflecting upon that action.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Community Support information via the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT)

Local communities are responding to the Coronavirus crisis in different ways. There are actions we can take as individuals and as churches, to support our communities as we are able. For useful links and guidance, please click here: Community Support

Contact the CRCW office

If you require more information or need a document which is not available on-line, please email the CRCW programme administrator, who will be happy to help.



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