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...

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...

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 2

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 2

On, Thursday, December 15th, we had our official groundbreaking ceremony! We were joined by several members of our community, and it is an honor to have Don Sterhan with Mountain Plains Equity Group, Mayor Bill Cole, Langlas Construction, and Collaborative Design...

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: EMPOWERMENT

THE 8 PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: EMPOWERMENT

The 8th principle of CCD is Empowerment. Empowering people is an important element of Christian Community Development. How do you ensure that people are able to help themselves after they have been helped? Oftentimes, Christian ministry, particularly in poor...

Tapestry Friday Update: Week 1

We have great news; we closed on the Tapestry project last Friday, December 2nd, making Tapestry official. This week Langlas set up the building site, scraped the asphalt, and are ready to dig for the foundations! We anticipate a 12-month build time. In the end,...

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...

Thrilled to Be Proven Wrong

Thrilled to Be Proven Wrong

When you think of home, it’s often a place. But it can also be represented by specific feelings, smells, or... most importantly, people. Part of our mission at Rail//Line Coffee is to give people a place where they can foster community because we all know that how we...

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...