The director of a homeless shelter asks: What if social service agencies focused on helping people who are poor improve both the quantity and the quality of their relationships?
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Music has played a foundational role in the life of New Hope Presbyterian Church since its inception in 2007. Photos by Cathleen Falsani
A church plant in a mostly white county draws upon its unique gifts -- including music from classical and black church traditions -- to attract worshippers and respond to the needs of the community.
Members of Austin's Vox Veniae greet one another before Sunday services, called simply "Liturgy @ Vox." Photos by Brian Diggs
In Austin, Texas, Vox Veniae church pulses with the city’s young, creative vibe, even as it grapples with complex issues of identity, ethnicity and culture.
Small missional communities, anchored to a local congregation, offer a different way of being church, one that offers hope for renewal and new life, says the evangelism scholar.
The Fondren Apartment Ministry and Westbury UMC reflect the changing face of Houston and America. Photos by Mark Mulligan
Westbury UMC's apartment ministry has helped resettled refugees -- and the congregation -- find new life in Houston
The church is located in one of the most multicultural cities in America, yet the congregation was not as engaged with its diverse neighbors as it could have been. That changed when they hired an associate pastor to live in intentional community in apartments three miles and a whole world away.
Ron Busroe and David P. King: A new measure of human needs helps those who seek to alleviate poverty
In partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army created the Human Needs Index that provides timely information to organizations that work with the poor.
In this excerpt from her book “The Weight of Mercy,” the pastor of Triune Mercy Center recalls the church’s first mid-week Christmas Eve service and the homily she delivered on her favorite Christmas subject, shepherds.
Jesse Lawton German collects the offering during services at Triune Mercy Center, an active, vibrant church that is both a place of worship and a thriving hub of ministries.
Photos by Ken Osborn
More than just a ministry to people who are homeless, Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, South Carolina, is a vibrant -- and sometimes messy -- church where rich, poor and those in between worship and serve together.
A mentor taught Jena Lee Nardella that hope is not passive wishing -- It’s an active exercise.
Photos courtesy of Jena Lee Nardella
‘Once you come to know the world -- truly come to know the world and all its doubt and darkness -- can you love it still?’ That’s the question the co-founder of the nonprofit Blood:Water addresses in her new memoir.