Engaging the Marginalized

Engaging the Marginalized

Ministry Partner Encouragement: By Nate Poetzl We love partnering with the church. The relationships we’ve built with local bodies have been integral to the work that we do in the South Side community. In November, Faith Chapel Pastor, Nate Poetzl, spoke about the...

Changing My Longings

Changing My Longings

Internship Update: From Alex Streeter Change has become a recurring theme in my life over the last six months. There have been apparent changes, such as my occupation and living situation, as well as deeper inner changes regarding my worldview and life goals. One day,...

The Impact of Mentorship

The Impact of Mentorship

Volunteer Highlight by Eddy Welch Before becoming an apprentice mentor through Rail//Line Coffee, I was looking for a ministry to partner with. I wanted to help people not only to grow in their walk with Christ but to further themselves in the professional world as...

Calvin’s Story

Calvin’s Story

Calvin Warren, a 53-year-old former PTA president, and little guy football coach, recently became a CLDI tenant. A devoted father, Calvin has a degree in Psychology and was gifted in working with children. He spent 18 years working in residential treatment programs...

Expanding CLDI’s Reach

Expanding CLDI’s Reach

New Executive Director Kaleb Perdew shares his history with the ministry and vision for the future. In 2017, CLDI’s Executive Director Eric Basye crossed paths with Kaleb Perdew, a Billings native and recent graduate from the University of Montana. Kaleb had a heart...

The 8 Principles of Christian Community Development: Church Based

The 8 Principles of Christian Community Development: Church Based

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT At this point in the series, it is probably a good idea to provide a refresher as to what we mean by the phrase Christian Community Development (CCD). Pastor and community developer Mark Gornik writes: Community development in biblical...

Leadership Development

Leadership Development

A Series on the Eight Principles of Christian Community Development By Eric Basye In the fall of 2020, I began working on my Doctor of Leadership through George Fox University. I toyed with the idea for years, having completed one year of doctoral work through Fuller...

Mosaic Senior Cottage Update – Week 33

Hello friends! We are excited to announce that Mosaic Senior Cottages are 99% complete! With our certificate of occupancy, tenants will be moving in next week! After the snow flies next week (😥) we will lay the sod and finish up the landscaping. A HUGE praise to God...

Relocation: Part II

Relocation: Part II

A series on the Principles of Christian Community Development Enjoy this blog, written by one of our current interns, Kallie Linse. ECB That Side of the Tracks When I was in high school, a friend and I were driving to downtown Billings. At some point, we took a wrong...