commission to give people a special piece of work, with the authority to carry it out


community people living in one local area, often with the same culture and similar interests


community ownership when local people take control and accept responsibility for issues that affect their own development


denomination a group of churches that share organised decision-making and accountability with a distinctive way of interpreting the Christian faith


facilitate (facilitator) to enable others to share and take part


hypocritical claiming certain standards and beliefs but not living by them


Kingdom of God the perfect world of love and unity where God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit reign eternally


NGOs Non-Governmental Organisations – organisations that are managed independently of government


oppressor someone who takes control through the use of force or superior power


participation involvement of people in the decisions and processes that affect their lives


poverty a situation where there are not enough physical or spiritual resources to maintain an adequate standard of life


preaching providing teaching which is based on the Bible – usually during a church service


prophecy a message given by God speaking through people, which may give a warning, encouragement or tell of future events


Redeemer Jesus, who paid the price for our sins by his death on the cross and resurrection


Samaritan someone living in the country of Samaria, Palestine


synagogue a Jewish place of worship


transformation positive change that is radical and lasting