- engaging Community
- equipping Deacons
A desire to better know their communities has led a growing number of emerging and established churches to undertake a Community Opportunity Scan (COS).
“At First CRC in Calgary, we were hard-pressed to speak knowledgably about our neighbourhood. Thankfully, we connected with DMC and the COS tool, which helped us discover where God is at work and how we can join Him in doing it.”
Pastor Phil Reinders, First CRC, Calgary
A Community Opportunity Scan is a comprehensive process of getting to know the people, organizations, resources and needs of a community first-hand. With this information a church can discern unique opportunities to:
A COS also involves identifying the unique gifts, resources and purpose of your church. How is God calling your church to love your neighbours?
In Brighton, Ontario, it started with a question: “How can we become more involved in our community?” God gave a simple answer, “Ask the community.” Members of Fellowship CRC asked this question and they are truly grateful that God opened doors through a new partnership with other local churches and Youth for Christ to provide a vibrant youth drop-in centre.
Navigate through the rest of the COS portion of the site using these links: