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.
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.