Church and Community Transformation (CCT) was designed to mobilize communities and church to design, plan, implement, and evaluate their development process. CCT facilitates communities to “discover” who they are, and their potential, and to envision their destiny. Using the power of visioning, they then determine how to achieve that destiny.CCT facilitates the community through 5 stages, i.e. Relationship building, Community description, Information gathering, Analysis, and Decision-making. The process also targets the church to help understand her Biblical mandate for holistic ministry.
• Relationship building is about increasing the level of trust between the church and the community outsider and the facilitator
• Description allows the community and the church to tell their own story about who they are and where they are coming from. In this stage, the two parties discuss their current situation in relation to their history
• Information gathering facilitates communities to gather specific information regarding the real issues affecting them
• Analysis involves validation of information gathered, and deriving a meaning out of it. The community also analyzes the causes and effects of problems facing them, and efforts that people are making to solve the problems
• Decision making involves visioning and formulation of specific goals and objectives that will help them to attain the visionBasic ethos of CCT is that people determine their own destiny as God desired it to be. Facilitator follows Christ as the model facilitator. Therefore it is important to study the Bible to understand how Jesus facilitated. The community is facilitated through stages of description, investigation, analysation and finally decision-making. Overall, CCT may be divided into two major parts.
Part I of CCT walks the church through a series of Bible studies that
a) Enables her to position herself to engage with the immediate communities in implementing holistic ministry
b) Build her confidence to engage effectively with the community, and hence to truly become salt and light
c) Prepare her to play her role in the community around her
Part II of CCT focuses on the community and church, facilitating them to
a) describe their current situation in relation to their history
b) gather and analyze specific information that enables them to make informed decisions leading to improvement of their situation/ livelihood c) geographical scope of interventionsPAG applies the CCT model to engage the communities in identifying local solutions to their problems. CCT model is implemented in Kabale, Kaberamaido, Soroti, Katakwi, Amuria, Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Soroti, Serere, Kumi, Ngora, Bukedea, Nebbi, Gulu, Pallisa, Tororo and Apac districts.

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