Host Churches

Churches in transitional neighborhoods reach out to their immediate communities by partnering with Project Transformation to host out-of-school time programming for children.  Church development that happens in partnership with Project Transformation is multidimensional and interdisciplinary. Through this partnership, host churches are empowered to better cultivate two key traits of discipleship: radical hospitality and active listening.  First and foremost, church members and staff are able to display radical hospitality as they greet children, lead bible lessons during programming each week, invite parents to worship, and help plan and lead Family Fun Night events with the young adults. Beyond this, the host church also enters, with more resources, a relationship of active listening in order to better learn and understand the community’s needs and assets.

"Project Transformation absolutely inspires me. I’m inspired by interns who give of their entire summer to work so very hard to shape and lead a life-changing experience for kids. I’m inspired by churches who realize that they have so much to learn by opening their doors to dozens and dozens of kids who don’t look like them, but who realize that in them, they see their future."
- Rev. Ronnie Bell