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A Glimpse Into Serve The City

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Serve The City Volunteer Weeks are happening all over the world!  Here is a glimpse into the Big Volunteer Week that took place in Brussels this month!  Join the team in Brussels next year for their 10 editions of Serve The City:  June 28th to July5th, 2014. Continue to get updates about Serve The City…

Back From Haiti

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CA’s Latin America Director, Steve Adams, led a team to Haiti in May with the goal of improving the lives of Haitians who still desperately need help.  This team also focused their efforts on 5 major projects including a new church plant that will begin in July!  Watch this video as we celebrate what God…

God Never Stopped Working

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I have sometimes thought that we are more of a hindrance than a help to God’s work. In moments of personal prayer I have surprised myself by asking God not to allow me to spoil what He alone does so well.  This is funny to me, now that we are getting out of lockdown and…

Making a Difference in Berlin

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Communitas often focuses on serving “the least of these,” but sometimes we interact with very influential people in advancing God’s kingdom.  One memorable example occurred in June in Berlin, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel met Christine, the founder and director of Serve the City Berlin, one of 25 nonprofits chosen out of hundreds to be recognized…

Making Disciples–In Real Life

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What does starting new churches “actually” look like? So often we mistake starting new churches with starting new church services. Within Communitas, our driving questions whenever we start a new church are this: How and where is God already moving in our neighborhood? How can we join Him in making new disciples? Making disciples takes…

The Art of Using Art as Ministry

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“Love your neighbor” was the anthem Amy Swacina followed when she moved to the Ruzafa neighborhood in Valencia, Spain five years ago. The area is home to artists, musicians, dancers and, of course, non-Christians.  As a trained dancer, her love for the arts and artists made this area quickly feel like home. Amy and her…