November 20, 2019
Communio is launching a three-year initiative to equip local evangelical, mainline and Catholic churches in Denver, Col. to strengthen marriages, reduce divorce, and grow their congregations through Data-Informed, Full-Circle Relationship Ministry™.
A coalition of local business leaders, philanthropists, and foundations have provided the funding for Communio to launch its third City Platform of 2019: Denver, Colorado.
Close to 70 percent of the $1.7 million, three-year City Platform budget has now been committed. This effort will catalyze a self-sustaining relationship health movement that will equip roughly 40 large churches – evangelical, mainline, and Catholic – across two of the metro’s most populace counties – Denver and Arapahoe – to implement our proven change model: a Data-Informed, Full-Circle Relationship Ministry™.
Through this City Platform, the churches will measurably reduce the divorce rate, boost family stability, and increase regular church attendance.
You get a great idea of what the initial steps of this approach looks in different churches by clicking here.
The three-year project covers a population of approximately 1.3 million people. During this period, Communio will:
Central to this effort is helping church leaders develop their own Ministry Engagement Ladder – a strategic framework Communio employs to help a church think through outreach and engagement opportunities for church growth.
Churches draw from a catalog of over 80 pieces of content to fill each critical rung of the ladder, including:
Through the Denver City Platform, Communio will “teach churches to fish” so that they are not dependent on our staff for long-term support. Each Data-Informed, Relationship Ministry is its own. Once trained and supported during the platform period, churches are able to continue with our framework long into the future. Communio can then turn its focus to catalyzing a relationship health movement in new cities.
With loneliness and social isolation at epidemic levels in America, Communio is empowering churches of various Christian faith traditions to build community by saving marriages.