Community is created around something that a group of people have in common. All people - regardless of income, color, religion, or location - have one thing in common. Proverbs 22:2 tells us rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all. Thus, community is possible between all human beings, created by and in the image of God. Community Development, then, is the development of Jesus in the hearts and lives of the people we come into contact with. Community development involves recognizing the image of the Creator in His creation and drawing that image out to shine fully and brightly.
There are as many practical ways to develop community as there are people. Over and over, we have seen that a central, and key thing, that brings people together and enables conversations and relationships to develop is food. We are helping people all over the city love and learn from their neighbors by using food as capital. Through neighborhood food cooperatives and in-home deliveries, we see God's kingdom come to earth as barriers are broken and the image of God comes to light in the lives and hearts of His people.
Full is a program of The Spero Project, a local 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to mobilize the Church by offering entry points to partnering with underresourced communities.
Full is sustained by great community and church partnerships and is facilitated by some of The Spero Project Staff Team who are excited to see communities in OKC reach their full potential through meaningful relational networks.