Church in Action

Building Houses As If They Mattered
In his attention to sustainability, community, and integrity, Chicago-based Perry Bigelow builds houses that foster their inhabitants' flourishing.
Before 'Transforming' Your Neighborhood, Talk to Your Neighbors
For my failed megachurch, renewing the Near Eastside of Indianapolis meant stopping long enough to listen.
The Gleaners: Giving More Than Food to the Working Poor
The Birches offer 600 Portland families—including my own—a path to financial freedom.
The Kingdom in Columbus
Why the world's largest Vineyard church is drawing people from 104 nations in central Ohio.
An Ichthus in a Sea of Loan Sharks
How faith-based nonprofit Grace Period is turning the tide on predatory lending.
100 Men Standing against Portland's Gangs
John Canda believes the best way to curb gang violence is to ask adults—especially men—simply to show up.
Doing Good and Turning a Profit
For businessman James Reiner, hiring ex-cons is more than a mission of mercy. It's smart business.
Where Christian Civic Engagement Begins
Tim Soerens believes that contributing to the shalom of his city starts with showing up.
No More 'Christian Artists' in Charlottesville
Three artists groups blur the sacred-secular divide in central Virginia.
A New Name for North Little Rock
River City Ministry teams with local mayors in the so-called 'meanest city to the homeless.'
Virtual Vitality: Bobby Gruenewald Links Technology and the Church
How a pastor from LifeChurch.tv is helping plug the church into the digital future.
Trading Spaces: Inner City Helps the Suburbs
Suburban poor change the direction of ministry.
Classical Christian Education Goes to the City
Seattle's first classical Christian school hopes to train future generations of Jesus-loving city leaders.
Revisiting Boystown
As its founder transitions, Emmaus Ministries continues to serve male prostitutes in Chicago.
Portland's Quiet Abolitionists
Leading the liberal city's efforts to halt child trafficking is a network of dedicated Christians. Just don't go advertising it.
Persecution Prompts Missions Agency to Transform
Operation Mobilization India transforms itself into a local witness.
Enlisting Men in the Sex Trafficking Fight
Tom Perez, founder of Portland nonprofit EPIK, believes men have created the problem—and better men have to stop it.
Interview: Chai Ling on Saving China's Daughters
Each day in China, 35,000 baby girls are aborted and 500 women commit suicide. One freedom fighter won't take it any longer.
Saving the Superheroes: Ministering to the Emergency Dispatch
Portland-based ministry Responder Life sees police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers as an unreached people group.
Believers on the MOVE
A suburban Chicago church ministers to Muslims at home and abroad.

Top Story May 14, 2021

Just a Bill: Religious Freedom Consensus Rarely Voted into Law
Just a Bill: Religious Freedom Consensus Rarely Voted into Law
Latest IRF scorecard grades each member of US Congress, as State Department releases annual report on 200 countries and territories.

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