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We equip churches to transform their communities – through community organising, theological reflection and prayer. We also help them to use their resources more effectively for this mission.

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Church Growth: New report tackles the big issue

Our latest research is out now and looks at church growth. It contains interviews with east London churches and a response from the Bishop of Chelmsford.

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Developing leaders, growing churches: 2015-16 review

Our 2015-16 Annual Review is out and as well as looking at our work in the past year, it explains what a church doing Community Organising will look like.

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New study resource with Salvation Army

Our friends in the Salvation Army are excited about community organising! We’ve helped them design this brief study guide for Salvationists everywhere.

About us

The Centre for Theology & Community is based in the heart of east London. We grew out of local churches in membership of Citizens UK – the national home of community organising.

We work with a growing range of churches – including long-established congregations as well as new church plants. Our partner churches are from various denominations and styles. We believe churches in deprived and diverse areas have a vital role to play in the transformation of their communities and of wider society.

We equip churches through the practices of community organising, theological reflection and prayer. We also help them to use their resources more effectively for their mission. We undertake research to support their mission and share the lessons through publications, training and consultancy.

Our News

– Our 2015-16 Annual Review is out now. It contains a brief tour of our work in the last year – well worth a read! Download it free here.

– Our September news update has details of our new staff team members, a contribution to a lively debate in the church and more. Read it here.

– Our Summer news update has our new report on Church growth, stories from our summer internship and more! You can read it here.

– Our June news update sees us visit New York churches for inspiration and find out about churches in Credit Union Month. You can read it here.

– See our latest comment pieces from mainstream and Christian media at our Comment page here. Our blog carries more of our own news here.

– The CTC Community has been launched. You are invited to join us in our mission to resource local churches! Find out more here.

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