Building Relationships, Developing Community
Urban Resurrection is a team of InnerCHANGE with the vision to transform urban neighborhoods through weaving the fabric of Christ centered community. In July of 2005, Michael and Erika Philip and Laurie Cook moved to West Coconut Grove in Miami to begin an assest based community development ministry focused on using a wholistic approach to breaking down the cycle of poverty in this at-risk neighborhood.
Their Vision is to transform lives through weaving the fabric of Christ centered community in the urban neighborhoods and cities of the world.
Made up of a staff of 4 (Michael & Erika Philip, Laurie Cook and Kristy Wallace) Urban Resurrection is training local residents and young people do be a significant catalyst for transformation in their community. They identify and eradicate the roots of socioeconomic decay by wholistically empowering local residents to address the spiritual and physical needs of the West Coconut Grove neighborhood.
The Strategy is to bring about Christ centered wholistic transformation in West Coconut Grove by empowering residents to organize, plan for, create and sustain a vibrant, high quality and diverse neighborhood in collaboration with community partners.
Central to this is their focus on discipleship and learning to follow Christ together with their neighbors. Seeing Christ develop their neighbors into local leaders and the catalyst for true community transformation is the team’s greatest privilege. They are constantly encouraged and pushed in their own faith as they journey with their courageous friends in the Grove.
For more about the InnerCHANGE Miami team, check out www.urbanresurrection.org