“Community is the first step of collective action. Faith communities play a vital role.” -Liz Butler
When Transform started in 2009, it began as a progressive missional community formation network that sought to be a catalyst for innovative expressions of Christian community.
Transform has brought together people on the verge of starting new communities (i.e., community catalysts) or who were already cultivating new communities to give them the encouragement and resources they need to get started and be sustainable:
- by providing training in missional community development, practical start-up issues, and theological engagement
- by connecting community catalysts with potential support structures
- by helping community catalysts negotiate complicated and challenging support structure relationships and hurdles
- to link community catalysts with mentors/spiritual directors and contemplative practices
That mission continues as missional community remains one of the four pillars of Transform.