The Calling Communities were designed as innovation hubs wherein congregations and their members were guided to discern their calling as individual Christians and as a community of faith who follow Jesus in his ministry to the world. Participants made a multi-year commitment to engage in learning and collaboration designed to deepen their sense of calling in a particular area of ministry. The formal work of these communities has ended, but we are thrilled to see how the activities of this program continue to impact the city of Spokane through the commitment of the participants.
Our communities centered on six areas of ministry:
- Innovative Youth Ministry
- The City & the Church
- Refugees & Immigrants
- Formational Worship
- Race & Reconciliation
- Creation Care
Participants in each community were able to apply for generous grant funding to support new programs or further existing ministry endeavors that allowed churches and ministries to deepen their sense of calling. Over five years, these calling communities accomplished some amazing projects and launched so many innovative ministries.