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Who We Are.

Transforming Communities.

Ohio Um CDC is a new 501(c)3 created in 2023 to further the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through United Methodist churches and ministries in Ohio, East and West. The OUMCDC offers encouragement and support to those already engaged in community development, resources and connections to those getting started, and teaching and mentorship for congregations seeking to venture into community development. 
 

The United Nations defines community development as "a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.” 
 

The United Methodist Social Principles guide us to acknowledge that "the community provides the potential for nurturing human beings into the fullness of their humanity. We believe we have a responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals. Primary for us is the gospel understanding that all persons are important—because they are human beings created by God and loved through and by Jesus Christ and not because they have merited significance. We therefore support social climates in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth." 

This is our work together, collaborating together, reinforcing our ministries through assets and engagement, learning from previous mistakes and making new mistakes together. 

We are the ones we've been waiting for!

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