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: 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...

Relocation

Relocation

A Series on the Principles of Christian Community Development by Eric C. Basye What the Gospel Says about being a Neighbor Coach Wayne Gordon, a seasoned Christian community developer in the South Side of Chicago, beautifully communicates the essence of the first of...

Mosaic Senior Cottage Update – Week 27

Hi friends of CLDI! It has been a cold one this week! Click here to get a video update! It is a COLD week in Billings!Cabinets are going in!Thankful for the warm apartments.Staging the cabinetsSafety first!This happened this week at Dinner Church this week (at CLDI) -...

Mosaic Senior Cottage Update – Week 24

Hey there friends! I hope you are well today. We had some great progress this week at the cottages. Trim is being installed, tile is going up in the showers, final paint is being touched up, and we are staging for the cabinets! Also, some great work is being done on...

Christian Community Development

Christian Community Development

"Christian community development should help us attain a mental image of how our community will look in the future when God is in control when his kingdom has come 'on earth as it is in heaven.'"[1] Urban Ministry  Twenty years ago, I was on the cusp of...