How a 200-Year-Old, Declining, County Seat Church Got Its Groove Back

by Martin Thielen
“This is a different church,” exclaimed Randy after the early worship service. “I barely recognize the place!” Randy, a former member of our congregation… read more

If Pandemic Strikes

by Kevin Ellers
Historically, there has perhaps never been a more visible display of the Church in action, loving and caring for people in distress, than its response to major disasters. I have… read more

Welcoming Visitors with Children

by Rita Hays
Jeff and Sally Wright are the parents of newborn baby Zack and they are visiting your church for the first time. Jeff and Sally may come away from their visit to your congregation … read more

Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty

by Don Mosley
“There they are, in those two old cars over there!” My wife pointed to the far corner of the parking lot, just a few feet from the busiest street in Athens, Ga. Two… read more

Charity is Not Enough

by Clayton Childers
I know what poverty looks like, at least to some degree. As a youth, I remember seeing the face of poverty in the children our church delivered Christmas presents to. The… read more

Ministry WITH the Poor: Doing For; Doing With; Being With

by Paul Slentz
A conversation about ministry “with” the poor should start with one important reminder: the poor are indeed in ministry. I didn't always know that this was the case… read more
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