Asset-Based Community Development

Asset-Based Community Development engages communities at a grassroots level to recognize local assets – such as people, buildings, relationships and even faith – and creatively envision how to use that abundance to achieve goals and imagine new forms of ministry.

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February 4, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Michelle Walker, UTO Associate Staff Officer

Bienvenidos a Colombia! When I accepted the associate staff officer position for UTO, I had little idea of the grand ways in which I would be personally blessed. When asked to travel to Cali, Colombia to be part of an asset-based community development (ABCD) workshop that would be attended by...

April 25, 2018

Registrations are now open for three Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshops in 2018.

The workshops will be held:

Monday to Thursday, August 13 - 16 at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA Monday to Thursday,...

September 28, 2017

The remaining 2017 Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshops have been changed following the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Rev. Melanie Mullen, Episcopal Church Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care,...

April 18, 2017

Registrations are now open for four Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshops in 2017.

The workshops will be held:

June 8-10: Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu, Hawaii September 18-21: Transfiguration Spirituality Center in...

February 27, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Asset Map, an online platform showing the location and ministries of Episcopal churches, schools and other communities, is now officially active in the Episcopal Church’s 99 dioceses located in the United States.

Map...

February 15, 2017

Daniel McNeel “Neel” Lane, chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s board, takes a selfie with children from the Anglican Primary School in Bolgatanga, Ghana, during a visit to the office of the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization, an Episcopal Relief & Development...

September 12, 2016

[Episcopal News Service] How to conduct one-on-one conversations, how to run a meeting, how to listen and understand self-interest are just some of the skills learned by seminarians and others who train for community organizing.

In 2013, Church Divinity School of the Pacific began...

July 20, 2016

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Columbus, in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, has submitted their annual report for their 2015 Domestic Poverty Grant. The $17,600 grant, awarded last year, exists to engage Episcopalians in ministry among the economically impoverished in the United States, to provide...

July 12, 2016

By: Christopher Sikkema

This is the second in a series of posts about SewGreen@ Rochester (SGR), in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, New York. Read Part 1 here.

SewGreen@ Rochester, recipient of a 2015 Domestic Poverty Grant, has submitted their annual report. The $30,000 grant, awarded last year, exists to...

July 1, 2016

Registration is now open for Called to Transformation, an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshop at the Bosque Center, Diocese of Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM on September 19-22.

Called to Transformation is a partnership between The Episcopal Church and...

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