I feel really good about the shifts I’ve made so far in my ministry. I am optimistic about the difference this training will make for my work in the neighborhood.

Todd Wilson

President, Cornerstone Revitalization Center

I have been challenged to value people more and strive to meet them where they are. I learned how to work with others, not for them.


Student- Baptist Theological Seminary

I have been actively involved in our church’s mission programs and want to support training to re-focus from feeding/giving to longer term community improvement efforts as pursued by Embrace Richmond.

Jim Allen

Missions Committee, Brandermill Church

One of the best ways that congregations can help strengthen communities is to host a Mission Shift training for their members and community. Mission Shift training is custom designed to help your church assess its current missions approach, develop a strategy for how the church would like to engage in the future and develop action steps to help the church meet those goals. We offer a 2 hour ABCD overview session that is designed to introduce congregations to the concept of Asset-based Community Development (ABCD) as well as a 6 week training series designed to help congregations make the shift from doing ministry “for” those in need to do ministry “with” them.   To learn more about hosting a training, contact Wendy McCaig at wendy@embracerichmond.org.