Ministry Development



Love Mercy Do Justice works alongside local congregations and regional conferences to initiate and cultivate ministry that engages communities on the margins of larger society. We are eager to help your congregation/organization imagine creative approaches to transformational community development work in areas such as social enterprise, returning citizen re-entry, affordable housing, living wage employment, and a wide array of other targeted and impactful initiatives.

What We Do

For churches engaging in community development, we offer support in the process of discerning vision, strategic planning, and best practice development. We provide tools and resources to help your church vision toward ministry that will be transformative in your community:

  • Prayer and visioning retreats
  • Biblical and theological foundations of Community Development Seminars
  • Missional mapping
  • High-level strategic planning
  • Demographic analysis resources
  • Asset mapping
  • Incarnational presence
  • Non-profit formation and development
  • MissionInSite empowers churches and nonprofits with analytics and demographics to cultivate donors and prospects and the community at large. The ECC is an MIS affiliated organization, making their resources more accessible to Covenant churches.


LMDJ partners with asset-based community development ministries working in or alongside an ECC congregation. LMDJ supports new ministry start-ups and strengthens existing ministries.

To request a Ministry Development Grant Application please email:

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