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Dori Baker: Teens behaving strangely

When her teenage daughter and friends began tuning in to the Sunday sermon, prepping for midweek lectionary study and bandying about words such as “eschatology” and “quadrilateral,” a mother realized that something exciting was happening in her congregation.

Growing in relevance

Our Saviour Community Garden began as an effort to show that a parish with dwindling membership still had relevance in an older Dallas neighborhood. Eight years later, the church garden has yielded nearly 20 tons of organic produce for the needy, serving as a destination for gardeners and a model for other churches.

Power for good

Over the past three decades, Good Works in Appalachian Ohio has created a model of Christian hospitality by offering its neighbors a hand up and a chance to help others.

Building new bridges in Madison County

A small, rural Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation in Iowa has given away more than $1 million in scholarships to the graduates of its local schools, regardless of whether they are members of the church or the denomination -- or even Christians.

Interrupting violence

CeaseFire has created a new model for combating crime. The key: Looking at urban violence as a public health problem, not a criminal justice problem.

High-touch and old-school

The Latino Community Credit Union was founded more than a decade ago in response to violence against a growing Latino population. Today, its community-focused approach to banking has made it a model institution for how to serve immigrants, the poor and diverse customers.

Learning to live with others

Sarah Jobe, an ordained Baptist minister and a prison chaplain, explains what it is like to live in an intentional Christian community and how she has learned, despite her fears, to practice hospitality and live out the book of Acts.