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Check out recent reflections from our staff about life and ministry with The Boston Project. Get a feel for our neighborhood and learn about our approach to ministry as we share our victories and struggles. Our most recent posts:
CCDA Principle: Leadership Development
This is our second post from an 8-part series on the principles of CCDA (Christian Community Development Association), and how they apply to our ministry context in Boston. Leadership development is essential for sustained change in our community because it is rooted in the biblical desire to equip people to grow in their God-given gifts (Ephesians 4:13). We believe that every neighbor, volunteer, and staff has potential for leadership in their lives. Leadership is about influence. Even a 7-year-old boy at […]Read More ›
Sharing Stories, Sharing in Suffering
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. ~ Job 19:25 When Job wrote these words, he was in the midst of incredible suffering. His entire family and all of his accumulated wealth had been destroyed in a moment. To Job and those closest to him, there was no way to make sense of the tragedy. He was a God-follower. Why would such tragedy strike his life? His friends told […]Read More ›
CCDA Principle: Relocation
This is our first post from an 8-part series on the principles of CCDA (Christian Community Development Association), and how they apply to our ministry context in Boston. By Liz Cressy In the Bible, John writes “The Word (Jesus) became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood” (John 1:14, The Message). Jesus’ example inspires us. Relocation is about being present. It is neither paternalistic nor about moving people, rather it is an “unconditional commitment to a particular neighborhood.” […]Read More ›