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An Ecumenical Ministry in St. Patrick's Catholic Parish

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

An underserved neighborhood needed a community center, not another church


By Laura Rodríguez

After a satellite campus of a large church struggled, a pastor decided to reformat his church into a community center to address needs in his hometown of Blue Island, Illinois.

Strategy questions

• What are the goals of your congregation? 

• Would a different organizational form provide a means to have more impact among your neighbors?

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