Project Type: Community Transformation


There has been a movement in recent years to see the church restored to her missional roots – that is, to be continually engaging her surrounding community and conveying God’s love in very practical ways.

Community Transformation could best be described as the positive change that happens in every realm of society – spiritual, social, economic, etc. – when the Kingdom of God visits a community in a demonstrable way.  Of course, the way that God’s Kingdom advances is through His people being salt and light in their world, actively engaging with the cultures and communities that God loves. (Jeremiah 29:5-7)

Community Transformation initiatives address issues in society where believers have the power to respond and offer solutions to problems.  It begins with a recognition that God is concerned about communities and the people who live there. His desire is for evidence of His Kingdom to be manifest in tangible ways with measurable changes.

The NLI Network is exploring several Community Transformation Pilot initiatives including a Family Social Center in Ukraine and the use life skill training in church planting among Roma families in Czech and Slovakia.

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All Community Transformation Projects


Skype Ambassadors - The Power of Collaboration

Posted on: 07-13-2015
It often starts with a casual conversation….. a story about ‘Teacher A,’ struggling to meet the needs of kids with special needs, in a school in Crimea that has limited resources. A story simply shared with “Teacher B’ in a country wit...
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Saturday in the Park

Posted on: 05-29-2014
After being rained out last weekend, the "Love Your City" crew regrouped and set out to show Novi Sad what happens when the church works together for the community. Over sixty five volunteers representing seven different churches spent hours clea...
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City of Love

Posted on: 05-12-2014
It started as a conversation over pizza (at this great place in Novi Sad. Their hot peppers will put tears in your eyes and hair back on your head.) The question on the table (along with the aforementioned pepperoni pizza) "How can our church become ...
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Nowhere Man

Posted on: 05-06-2014
Great update from a church getting a team together to come to Serbia this year… For some time I have had this overwhelming feeling there was one more guy, a guy who was too proud to step forward because he lacked the finance, a guy who did not b...
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Love Rescue Me

Posted on: 04-20-2014
My name is Jelena. My father died when I was 15 years old. My mother threw me out of the house.  With nowhere to go and in need of money, I turned to prostitution. Over the course of the past 15 years I have been a throw-away. Unloved, used, a...
Read More...

Into the Great Wide Open

Posted on: 03-12-2014
Everyone likes good news. Right? Well get ready for a couple of doses of heavy-duty joy and celebration. Oh, but where to begin??? Provide, the food parcel deliver initiative, grew from the church's ability to supply two parcels a month up to twen...
Read More...

Stella's Voice - Caregiver Training

Posted on: 02-14-2014
Project Title: Stella's Voice Caregiver Training Project Types: Leadership Development / Community Transformation Project Area: Moldova Project Status: In Progress Project Contact:  emerge...
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What if we could?

Posted on: 06-25-2013
What if we could? Now there’s a powerful question. No, more than merely powerful, it is quite dangerous as well. Do you know how many daring adventures, world-changing inventions, and life altering decisions have started with those four simple word...
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Handle With Care

Posted on: 12-14-2012
Novi Sad, Serbia Where to start? How to describe the sights, sounds, and feelings without sounding like one of those TV adverts plucking at your heartstrings to get to your wallet? You would think after 48 months of writing these updates it would be...
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Roma Learning To Fly

Posted on: 04-18-2010
Project Title: Roma Learning To Fly Project Types:  Church Planting, Community Transformation Project Countries: Czech Republic/Slovakia Project Status: Active Project Contact: billho...
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All Community Transformation Projects


Skype Ambassadors - The Power of Collaboration

Posted on: 07-13-2015
It often starts with a casual conversation….. a story about ‘Teacher A,’ struggling to meet the needs of kids with special needs, in a school in Crimea that has limited resources. A story simply shared with “Teacher B’ in a country wit...
Read More...

Saturday in the Park

Posted on: 05-29-2014
After being rained out last weekend, the "Love Your City" crew regrouped and set out to show Novi Sad what happens when the church works together for the community. Over sixty five volunteers representing seven different churches spent hours clea...
Read More...

City of Love

Posted on: 05-12-2014
It started as a conversation over pizza (at this great place in Novi Sad. Their hot peppers will put tears in your eyes and hair back on your head.) The question on the table (along with the aforementioned pepperoni pizza) "How can our church become ...
Read More...

Nowhere Man

Posted on: 05-06-2014
Great update from a church getting a team together to come to Serbia this year… For some time I have had this overwhelming feeling there was one more guy, a guy who was too proud to step forward because he lacked the finance, a guy who did not b...
Read More...

Love Rescue Me

Posted on: 04-20-2014
My name is Jelena. My father died when I was 15 years old. My mother threw me out of the house.  With nowhere to go and in need of money, I turned to prostitution. Over the course of the past 15 years I have been a throw-away. Unloved, used, a...
Read More...

Into the Great Wide Open

Posted on: 03-12-2014
Everyone likes good news. Right? Well get ready for a couple of doses of heavy-duty joy and celebration. Oh, but where to begin??? Provide, the food parcel deliver initiative, grew from the church's ability to supply two parcels a month up to twen...
Read More...

Stella's Voice - Caregiver Training

Posted on: 02-14-2014
Project Title: Stella's Voice Caregiver Training Project Types: Leadership Development / Community Transformation Project Area: Moldova Project Status: In Progress Project Contact:  emerge...
Read More...

What if we could?

Posted on: 06-25-2013
What if we could? Now there’s a powerful question. No, more than merely powerful, it is quite dangerous as well. Do you know how many daring adventures, world-changing inventions, and life altering decisions have started with those four simple word...
Read More...

Handle With Care

Posted on: 12-14-2012
Novi Sad, Serbia Where to start? How to describe the sights, sounds, and feelings without sounding like one of those TV adverts plucking at your heartstrings to get to your wallet? You would think after 48 months of writing these updates it would be...
Read More...

Roma Learning To Fly

Posted on: 04-18-2010
Project Title: Roma Learning To Fly Project Types:  Church Planting, Community Transformation Project Countries: Czech Republic/Slovakia Project Status: Active Project Contact: billho...
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Current Community Transformation Projects


Saturday in the Park

Posted on: 05-29-2014
After being rained out last weekend, the "Love Your City" crew regrouped and set out to show Novi Sad what happens when the church works together for the community. Over sixty five volunteers representing seven different churches spent hours clea...
Read More...

City of Love

Posted on: 05-12-2014
It started as a conversation over pizza (at this great place in Novi Sad. Their hot peppers will put tears in your eyes and hair back on your head.) The question on the table (along with the aforementioned pepperoni pizza) "How can our church become ...
Read More...

Nowhere Man

Posted on: 05-06-2014
Great update from a church getting a team together to come to Serbia this year… For some time I have had this overwhelming feeling there was one more guy, a guy who was too proud to step forward because he lacked the finance, a guy who did not b...
Read More...

Love Rescue Me

Posted on: 04-20-2014
My name is Jelena. My father died when I was 15 years old. My mother threw me out of the house.  With nowhere to go and in need of money, I turned to prostitution. Over the course of the past 15 years I have been a throw-away. Unloved, used, a...
Read More...

Into the Great Wide Open

Posted on: 03-12-2014
Everyone likes good news. Right? Well get ready for a couple of doses of heavy-duty joy and celebration. Oh, but where to begin??? Provide, the food parcel deliver initiative, grew from the church's ability to supply two parcels a month up to twen...
Read More...

Stella's Voice - Caregiver Training

Posted on: 02-14-2014
Project Title: Stella's Voice Caregiver Training Project Types: Leadership Development / Community Transformation Project Area: Moldova Project Status: In Progress Project Contact:  emerge...
Read More...

What if we could?

Posted on: 06-25-2013
What if we could? Now there’s a powerful question. No, more than merely powerful, it is quite dangerous as well. Do you know how many daring adventures, world-changing inventions, and life altering decisions have started with those four simple word...
Read More...

Handle With Care

Posted on: 12-14-2012
Novi Sad, Serbia Where to start? How to describe the sights, sounds, and feelings without sounding like one of those TV adverts plucking at your heartstrings to get to your wallet? You would think after 48 months of writing these updates it would be...
Read More...

Roma Learning To Fly

Posted on: 04-18-2010
Project Title: Roma Learning To Fly Project Types:  Church Planting, Community Transformation Project Countries: Czech Republic/Slovakia Project Status: Active Project Contact: billho...
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Community Transformation Projects in Serbia


Saturday in the Park

Posted on: 05-29-2014
After being rained out last weekend, the "Love Your City" crew regrouped and set out to show Novi Sad what happens when the church works together for the community. Over sixty five volunteers representing seven different churches spent hours clea...
Read More...

City of Love

Posted on: 05-12-2014
It started as a conversation over pizza (at this great place in Novi Sad. Their hot peppers will put tears in your eyes and hair back on your head.) The question on the table (along with the aforementioned pepperoni pizza) "How can our church become ...
Read More...

Nowhere Man

Posted on: 05-06-2014
Great update from a church getting a team together to come to Serbia this year… For some time I have had this overwhelming feeling there was one more guy, a guy who was too proud to step forward because he lacked the finance, a guy who did not b...
Read More...

Love Rescue Me

Posted on: 04-20-2014
My name is Jelena. My father died when I was 15 years old. My mother threw me out of the house.  With nowhere to go and in need of money, I turned to prostitution. Over the course of the past 15 years I have been a throw-away. Unloved, used, a...
Read More...

Into the Great Wide Open

Posted on: 03-12-2014
Everyone likes good news. Right? Well get ready for a couple of doses of heavy-duty joy and celebration. Oh, but where to begin??? Provide, the food parcel deliver initiative, grew from the church's ability to supply two parcels a month up to twen...
Read More...

What if we could?

Posted on: 06-25-2013
What if we could? Now there’s a powerful question. No, more than merely powerful, it is quite dangerous as well. Do you know how many daring adventures, world-changing inventions, and life altering decisions have started with those four simple word...
Read More...

Handle With Care

Posted on: 12-14-2012
Novi Sad, Serbia Where to start? How to describe the sights, sounds, and feelings without sounding like one of those TV adverts plucking at your heartstrings to get to your wallet? You would think after 48 months of writing these updates it would be...
Read More...


Community Transformation Projects in Slovakia


Roma Learning To Fly

Posted on: 04-18-2010
Project Title: Roma Learning To Fly Project Types:  Church Planting, Community Transformation Project Countries: Czech Republic/Slovakia Project Status: Active Project Contact: billho...
Read More...

Community Transformation Projects in Czech Republic


Roma Learning To Fly

Posted on: 04-18-2010
Project Title: Roma Learning To Fly Project Types:  Church Planting, Community Transformation Project Countries: Czech Republic/Slovakia Project Status: Active Project Contact: billho...
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Greg Swinamer's Community Transformation Projects


Skype Ambassadors - The Power of Collaboration

Posted on: 07-13-2015
It often starts with a casual conversation….. a story about ‘Teacher A,’ struggling to meet the needs of kids with special needs, in a school in Crimea that has limited resources. A story simply shared with “Teacher B’ in a country wit...
Read More...

Bill Howell's Community Transformation Projects


Roma Learning To Fly

Posted on: 04-18-2010
Project Title: Roma Learning To Fly Project Types:  Church Planting, Community Transformation Project Countries: Czech Republic/Slovakia Project Status: Active Project Contact: billho...
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Paul Triller's Community Transformation Projects


Saturday in the Park

Posted on: 05-29-2014
After being rained out last weekend, the "Love Your City" crew regrouped and set out to show Novi Sad what happens when the church works together for the community. Over sixty five volunteers representing seven different churches spent hours clea...
Read More...

City of Love

Posted on: 05-12-2014
It started as a conversation over pizza (at this great place in Novi Sad. Their hot peppers will put tears in your eyes and hair back on your head.) The question on the table (along with the aforementioned pepperoni pizza) "How can our church become ...
Read More...

Nowhere Man

Posted on: 05-06-2014
Great update from a church getting a team together to come to Serbia this year… For some time I have had this overwhelming feeling there was one more guy, a guy who was too proud to step forward because he lacked the finance, a guy who did not b...
Read More...

Love Rescue Me

Posted on: 04-20-2014
My name is Jelena. My father died when I was 15 years old. My mother threw me out of the house.  With nowhere to go and in need of money, I turned to prostitution. Over the course of the past 15 years I have been a throw-away. Unloved, used, a...
Read More...

Into the Great Wide Open

Posted on: 03-12-2014
Everyone likes good news. Right? Well get ready for a couple of doses of heavy-duty joy and celebration. Oh, but where to begin??? Provide, the food parcel deliver initiative, grew from the church's ability to supply two parcels a month up to twen...
Read More...

Handle With Care

Posted on: 12-14-2012
Novi Sad, Serbia Where to start? How to describe the sights, sounds, and feelings without sounding like one of those TV adverts plucking at your heartstrings to get to your wallet? You would think after 48 months of writing these updates it would be...
Read More...