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These Churches Fought Domestic Poverty with the Gospel
And It Worked
struggling economically. However, Bowers admits that many church leaders feel overwhelmed when starting to look at addressing deep issues of poverty. “In
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
and 2000. And there are tiny communities wobbling from the meth and opioid epidemics, hindered by poverty and a lack of economic mobility. Yet other
My Difficult Past Makes Me a Better Leader
The very things I saw as weaknesses, I now see as strengths.
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This new revelation disoriented me. I had grown up with lots of deficits in my life: poverty, mental illness in my family, and a minority status. Now, my sex could be added to the list.
Planting Disciple-Making Churches in the City
What does it take to grow healthy congregations in this hostile environment?
Because of gentrification, the poor are relocating to the suburbs. More people are living in poverty in the suburbs and rural areas. Urbanization is coming to a town near you!
Three Lessons for Women in Ministry from Catherine Booth
The co-founder of The Salvation Army lived out her calling and left a lasting legacy.
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When they began The Salvation Army in 1865, known then as The Christian Mission, William spoke mostly to those in poverty, while Catherine spoke primarily to the wealthy and
Great Leaders Know How to Handle Their Emotions
But that probably doesn’t mean what you think.
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Is emotion something to control, or does it reveal opportunities for God to show himself? Empathy v. Sympathy. Last week, I was part of a workshop on understanding poverty.
Finding Communal Joy in Lament
Let’s sing the Lord’s song in a strange and troubled land
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Choose people to pray who are passionate about issues such as poverty and injustice. Learn what injustice, pain, and poverty exists in your church's neighborhood.
What I’ve learned from Working with Young Immigrants
Children often feel as if they are straddling two worlds
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Please note, these are generalities. Certainly, not all immigrants face these same issues. As I mentioned earlier, my experiences have been with Mexican immigrants living in poverty.
How to Really Serve a Community
It begins with listening
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It may include messy, uncomfortable conversations about someone's need. It may force us to visit a dangerous neighborhood or discuss touchy topics like poverty.
The Unique Church Alliance That's Bringing Love to At-Risk Kids
How two Houston pastors united their congregations to better serve their city.
the difference.”. This love is what is bringing the two pastors together in Loving Kids, a joint effort to address poverty and crime in Acres Homes. Young
The Church and the Huddled Masses
Throughout US history, the church has had a complicated relationship with the "homeless, tempest-tost" looking for a better life.
US citizens or other immigrants. They are more likely to be employed than either group, and a smaller share are living in poverty. In 2009, Anh “Joseph
What I Wish I Had Known about Stewardship
Five insights that changed my awkward relationship with this core part of the Christian life and church ministry.
this same concept when challenging the early Macedonian church: “I am not commanding you, but want to test the sincerity of your love.” Generosity, even amidst poverty, reveals our
3 Temptations of Leadership: Envy
It’s just one of the respectable sins we find easy to hide while it poisons us
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The issue here is not poverty; rather, it's a matter of so badly yearning for what others have that without it, we feel inferior. Their success, or perceived success, makes us miserable.
From Full-Time Ministry to Urban Missionary
What if we planted people, not just churches?
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It wasn't long before I was overwhelmed with the brokenness around me. Poverty reduction and awareness has now become one of my greatest passions.
Seeing in the Dark, Part 2
An interview with Michelle Tessendorf, Executive Director of Orchard: Africa
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Africa have typically been poor and struggled with very little resources, but the church leaders are so full of the Holy Spirit and so determined to serve God even within that poverty that is
Seeing in the Dark, Part 1
An interview with Michelle Tessendorf, Executive Director of Orchard: Africa
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local, rural African church pastors to become community leaders and to speak up in their communities during this crisis with AIDS and the compounded poverty that's resulted.
Avoiding Pitfalls in Ministry through Social Media
When we engage online, we face temptation to make too much or too little of ourselves
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conclusion that my desire was to see God's Kingdom grow in a world in need and if I didn't speak out, issues that God pressed on my heart such as addictions, poverty, and trafficking
How Faith and Justice Build God’s Kingdom
An interview with pastor and author Mae Cannon
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The kingdom of God on earth is also inclusive of responding to the needs of the least of these and being advocates for justice by looking at systemic issues that cause poverty, grief, and
My Journey Into Spiritual Direction
Recognizing God's work in your life usually requires a guide.
Ignatius, the 16th-century Jesuit who is a central figure in the tradition of spiritual direction, once wrote, "We should not fix our desires on health or sickness, wealth or poverty, success or
Culture Clash
An Interview with David Platt
If you ask practically any popular Christian leader in the public square to make a statement on poverty, sex trafficking, or the orphan crisis, that leader will gladly, boldly, and clearly
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