Communities

What is happening in our communities?

We currently have nine sites across the conference: Brewton, Dothan, Eufaula, Evergreen, Mobile, Montgomery, Phenix City, Pine Hill (formerly Demopolis District), and Selma. Each site meets weekly with dinner and childcare provided. Participants are individuals or families in poverty who volunteer for this initiative. Small groups spend the first twelve weeks in a training class learning about budgeting, goal setting, relationships, and exploring a new future story. Volunteers spend eight to ten weeks training for the work they will do. During this experience, they become familiar with the program. COT builds structured friendships designed to encourage and support. After training is complete, volunteers and participants work together toward the goals set in training.I

If you are interested in learning how to start a site in you community, contact cot@awfumc.org

Communities of Transformation also works to identify systemic issues holding families back and creates strategies to remove those barriers that plague our neighbors in poverty.