Church Related Community Work is a distinctive and recognised ministry within the United Reformed Church and CRCWs play a vital role in the denomination’s community involvement. URC CRCWs are called by God, professionally and theologically trained and then commissioned to help the church to live out its calling.
They use the principles of community development to respond to and challenge the issues facing their particular neighbourhoods and communities. CRCWs work alongside a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations, developing initiatives and projects to transform individuals, churches and communities.
There are currently 16 CRCWs ministering throughout the synods of the URC. Between them, they enable churches to widen their mission by:
CRCW ministry brings many new challenges to existing church congregations. Engaging with the local neighbourhood opens up the possibility of seeing and hearing God for those outside the church, whilst allowing such Good News to transform and enrich our own churches and communities.
Please browse our web-pages to find out more about our CRCWs and projects, as well as how to become a CRCW.