Crossing Capital Group (CCG) is an advisory firm that helps faith communities reimagine and steward their assets for the well-being of their community. CCG developed the Fishing Differently Congregational Assessment to assist communities of faith in evaluating their beliefs, practices and preferences, as well as the alignment between membership and leadership. Fishing Differently is based on the F.I.S.H. capital concepts as described in the book Fishing Differently: Ministry Formation in the Marketplace. Beyond this assessment, CCG provides advisory services to equip congregations with the vision, tools and multiple sources of capital required to plan, launch, and scale socially beneficial businesses and real estate development projects. Congregations interested in additional support in understanding and utilizing their assessment results to further their community impact can visit crossingcapitalgroup.com or email Richard Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oikos Institute for Social Impact (Oikos) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps congregations harness the power of their assets in order to be a catalyst for communal transformation and economic renewal. Oikos aims to strengthen the Faith, Intellectual, Social and Human Capital of congregations actively engaged in social impact and transformational work in the under-resourced communities they serve. In partnership with seminaries, universities, and foundations, Oikos creates asset-based learning opportunities for congregations to recognize their resources, identify their vocational identity, expand awareness of community needs, build a collective vision for social impact, and best utilize their assets for community benefit. To learn more, visitwww.oikosinstitute.org.