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The Rev. Mike Mather walks with the youth at Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. The church has closed many of its traditional helping ministries and created new ways to connect and support the community surrounding it.
Photos by Kelly Wilkinson

Death and resurrection of an urban church

Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis has redefined what it means to serve its urban community. The approach is simple: See your neighbors as children of God.

The Rev. Mike Mather talks with the youth during a service at Broadway United Methodist Church. Photos by Kelly Wilkinson

Living out of abundance

A church learns that when it stops asking about a community’s needs and begins asking about its gifts, people learn that what we need is already here.

Daniella Kim, Katey Hage and Jeanie Denman sing at the first service of the merged Quest Church and former Interbay Covenant Church in 2007. Photos courtesy of Quest Church

Coming together for the kingdom

Seven years ago, one Seattle church sacrificed itself to another for the benefit of future generations in a remarkable story of trust, generosity and grace. In the accompanying Q&A, the Rev. Eugene Cho talks about the details of the merger and how his congregation, Quest Church, incorporated the traditions and gifts of an older church.