Initially called The Center for Family and Community Ministries, C3I is entering its second decade of providing research and hands-on training to congregations, denominational agencies and religiously affiliated organizations that bridge the divide between church and community. American congregations today are engaging their communities at points of grand opportunity and expressed need: starting coffee houses and art centers, promoting community health, providing front-line disaster relief, launching socially responsible businesses, and engaging in holistic community development efforts.
C3I provides points of contact with and resources for congregations to learn from the latest research findings at the intersection of faith and transformational service. By leveraging the assets of a Research One university, C3I offers unique capacities to the faith community. C3I cultivates knowledge through cutting-edge research, while providing hands-on coaching and practical resources aimed at strengthening congregations’ organizational capacity to nurture faith and sustain community change.
MISSION: The Center for Church and Community Impact exists to strengthen congregations as they engage with their communities at the intersection of faithful witness and community transformation.
C3I engages the following research and practice areas to discover the impact of congregations engaging with and serving their communities...