Jesus Way – we join in with what God is already doing
Body Way – we do with people not to people
1. Replicating Community Projects
We help local churches to discern what Jesus wants them to do in the community, and then provide a menu of proven community project models for them to choose from so they don’t have to ‘reinvent the wheel’.
We also identify best-practice church-ledcommunity projects and help replicate them in other local churches to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
‘Cinnamon has identified and supported 39 church-led community projects to replicate through more than 4,000 local churches and demonstrated Jesus’ love to 400,000 vulnerable people.’
2. Measuring Community Impact
We enable churchesand faith groups in local government areas to work together to measure their community impact and so provide evidence that faith is a force for good. Churches can use this evidence to change how the church is spoken about in the community and the media, increasing influence and impact.
‘Cinnamon has supported churches in 94 local government areas around the world to undertake a Faith Action Audit that evidences the church contributes £9.9billion per annum to those communities.’
3. Strengthening Community Networks
We increases the local church’s collective community impact. The Cinnamon Civic Prayer Breakfast model helps churches work together to build relationships with one another and other civic leaders. It enables churches to host an event in a civic building to pray for the wellbeing and transformation of the community.
‘The Civic Prayer Breakfast is the most strategic event in our city’s calendar.’
We are passionate about demonstrating Jesus' love in tangible ways to 5million people experiencing vulnerability
Matt Bird, Founder
Cinnamon Network International is led by a passionate team of highly skilled and connected people. As a board and executive, we share the common goal of sharing Jesus’ love and seeing communities transformed all over the world. And we believe it can be done.
The movement is overseen by an International Board and Council: David Westlake (UK), Peter Boje (Denmark), Jon Honour (Channel Islands), Bonnie Yule-Kuehne (US), Arvind Magan CPA (South Africa), Bishop Wayne Malcolm (UK), Femi Omotayo (US), Jaap van de Poll (Netherlands) & Anne Robinson (Australia).
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We are looking to build strategic relationships with church, business, political and the media leaders who are interested in developing a Cinnamon Network to help their churches transform communities.
Would you be interesting in joining a founding or funding circle for your nation? If so, please get in contact today, we would love to start a conversation with you.
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