Hidden Poverty: Ministry with the Rural Poor

by Judith Bortner Heffernan
Hazel Burrow had lived in Bremer County, Iowa, all of her life. With seven children of her own and a home that welcomed foreign exchange students and numerous guests, her life was … read more

I Was a Stranger

by Arthur Sutherland
You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). These are the opening words of the Acts of the Apostles and they… read more

Believers in Exile

by David Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy
What do people do when they are no longer able to recite the historic creeds with integrity? Or when divorce, serious illness, or relationships with friends of different faiths or … read more

Working-Class Americans and the Craft of Discipleship

by Tex Sample
I worked my way through college in the oil field. One day we were laying a pipeline. The gang pusher, the leader of the gang, told me to give a try at “stabbing pipe,” … read more

Planting a Church with Two Different Worship Styles

by Nancy Woods
It was little more than a postscript to a lecture, but it struck a chord. “Somebody,” he said, “ought to launch a church with two different services from the… read more

Prayer That Makes a Difference

by James A. Harnish
Just about every church I know talks about prayer. But if your experience is like mine, you've attended more than your share of church meetings that “opened” with a… read more
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