The Church Mobilization Network is an initiative to cultivate place-based cohorts of churches that partner together to make a positive impact on their neighborhoods.

What the Network Offers

  • Quarterly gatherings of churches in your community
  • Resources for holistic Christian Community Development
  • Support for initiatives to make a collective impact
  • Communications to offer connection and collaboration

How the network works


Meet other churches in your area through quarterly gatherings and network communication channels


Learn what other churches are doing in the community and listen together to all community voices


Partner with existing ministries and generate new initiatives through an asset-based approach


Make a long-term, community-driven, impact with and through the body of Christ


Want to go deeper? DurhamCares will partner with your congregation in a four-month consulting relationship that includes workshops, interviews with members, and surveys that help your congregation discover how you can be part of God’s mission in your community.

Moving Forward: A Global Pandemic, Racial Injustice, and Church Leadership in a Time of Crisis

In late May, as stay at home orders were beginning to lift, faith leaders were faced with the question about how, if, and when to transition to in-person worship. Then racism reared itself once again for public display with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Pastors are navigating worship, pastoral care, service to the community, proclamation, advocacy, and the very survival of their congregation – all in the face of longstanding injustices with new manifestations. How do we move forward?

East Durham Vital Worship Movement

The East Durham Vital Worship Movement (EDVWM) is a cohort of seven churches who are partnering in a year-long project of connecting worship with the story of the neighborhood. Through learning experiences, reflection times, and collaborative worship services, the EDVWM hopes to cultivate worship that listens to the community, and is responsive to the people and realities of their neighborhood in East Durham. The program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc.


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