Woodlake United Methodist Church has been a training and coaching client of Embrace Communities since 2019 and is a founding member of the Empowered Communities Network. Woodlake is a support partner to two Empowered Communities Network members:
The Brookland Park Story
Our asset-mapping often reveals two of the most overlooked assets in community transformation – the young people, who have passion and energy – and the senior adults, who have wisdom and experience. Senior adults are the unsung heroes of our neighborhoods.
Union Presbyterian Seminary is a 2016 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. Union Presbyterian Seminary equips Christian leaders for ministry in the world — a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read culture and circumstance in the light of the rich resources of Scripture and theological tradition.
Was integration in Richmond, Virginia a failed social experiment or is it a dream yet realized?
Are we at end of that story or is this just the beginning?
Answering these questions is the goal of the “Together we Rise” project.
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen, Virginia is a 2017 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. They believe that by using love, wonder, and connection, they can transform themselves and the world.
The James River District -- here to empower their 83 United Methodist Churches to make Disciples of Jesus Christ. To learn more, please visit their website here.
The Staunton District of the United Methodist Church is a 2017 Training Sponsor with Embrace Communities. The 77 United Methodist Churches of the Staunton District tend mission fields of unparalleled beauty across the Shenandoah Valley.
The vision of St. Francis Episcopal Church is to "invite the surrounding communities into the family of God." To learn more, visit their website here.
The video's below capture the stories of community members who have used their gifts to strengthen their communities from the inside. They are the heroes we have all been waiting for. We are thankful they allowed Embrace to join them in bringing their commUNITY dreams to life. For more stories like these visit and subscribe to our