Rail//line Coffee:  Watching Community Grow

Rail//line Coffee: Watching Community Grow

As a part of CLDI’s mission, Rail//Line’s primary goals are to develop young adults and to be a place where community can come and gather in encouragement and neighborly love. Our hope is that it functions as a space where people connect to their greater community —...

Designed for Relationship

Designed for Relationship

I hope and pray this summer finds you well! I cherish the long days, barbecues, yard games, hiking, and evening bike rides! While the sun and warmer weather do my body well, what satisfies my soul most are the meaningful relationships and memories formed during these...

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...

The Power of Mentorship

The Power of Mentorship

Reality for a Child on the South Side of Billings Last week I was reunited with my mom after being in foster care for a year. While I was with my foster family I did really great in school and didn’t worry about being hungry which was nice but they weren’t my family....

RELOCATED:  Making a Home South Side of the Tracks

RELOCATED: Making a Home South Side of the Tracks

About a year ago, my husband and I bought a home on the South Side of Billings. We know—it’s that neighborhood. The South Side’s reputation precedes it—drugs, criminal activity, and certainly not the best bet if you’re looking for a return on your investment of...

Gospel Intentionality

Gospel Intentionality

For those of us in Christian circles, when you think of the word ministry, what comes to mind?  If you had to describe what ministry was, or who was responsible for such activity, what would you say?  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, ministry is defined as...