Changing one neighborhood: Focused Community Strategies

Last year the Patheos Faith and Work Channel contacted leaders of some prominent community development and entrepreneurial organizations to talk about their attempts to transform communities through the growth of new businesses and attention to the dignity of work. The interviews were very popular and we’re going to be running some of them here again over [Read More…]

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CG 2015

CG2015 will be hosted Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3 at the Brookside Campus of Christ Community Church in Kansas City. Register now, spaces are limited! Two years ago, people from many different churches and backgrounds gathered in Kansas City for CG2013, a conference solely dedicated to the theme of seeking the “Common Good”. Two [Read More…]

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FORUM: Changing one neighborhood

The Patheos Faith and Work Channel recently contacted leaders of some prominent community development and entrepreneurial organizations to talk about  successes and difficulties in their attempts to transform communities through the growth of new businesses and attention to the dignity of work. Over the next few days, just in time for Thanksgiving, MISSION:WORK will be [Read More…]

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Movement Day

Movement Day addresses urban realities in the 21st Century. This event is catalyzing leadership teams from theworld’s largest cities to serve their cities more effectively by advancing high-level, city-changing collaborative partnerships.  Days before Movement Day, we invite you to join us for one of these additional events: City Advance, facilitated by Tom White (Frontline Ministries), Glenn Barth [Read More…]

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“Shalom starts at home”: Housing problems, poverty, and how to change the world

Recently, Comment magazine ran a two-part interview on their website with Jonathan Bradford, CEO of the  Inner City Christian Federation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in conjunction with their June issue on Christianity and the city. Many of us are interested in urban renewal and in alleviating poverty–but we don’t know where to start. Jonathan had plenty to [Read More…]

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Knowing your city’s story

You cannot tell humanity’s first story―the story of God’s rescue―without knowing your people’s second story ‒ their dominant, current reality with wants, hopes, desires, and dreams. [Read more…]

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