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Building Community Inside Prison Walls

By Laura Haley | October 10, 2019

Our friend Brenda McGowan of Crossroads Prison Ministries shares about her experiences working with people who are incarcerated—and how the answer to mass incarceration is the mass mobilization of the church!

Start with the Story

By Kelly M. Kapic | October 10, 2019
Kelly M. Kapic

When you’re doing ministry, it can feel like telling stories doesn’t count as “real” work. But telling the biblical story—focusing on what God has done, is doing, and will do—is crucial to poverty alleviation.

Cortny’s Story: Surprised by Restoration

By Anne Miller | October 10, 2019
Cortny and her son Braxton

How a single mom overcame obstacles, experienced healing, and became a mentor for others in the process.

Helping that Helps: Principles for Ministry

By Brian Fikkert | September 6, 2019

How do we build ministries that address the five root causes of poverty? Here’s an introduction to some key principles that you can apply where you are.

Rethinking Sacred Space

By Anne Miller | September 6, 2019

How one local church is opening its space to neighbors in new ways—and seeing God transform lives in the process.

Addressing the Five Causes of Poverty

By Brian Fikkert | August 6, 2019

There are five big things that create material poverty and keep people trapped in it. Learn the five causes of poverty—and how you can begin to address them.

Investing Long-Term through the Local Church

By Austin Humbles | August 6, 2019

How one church is working to build closer relationships with their low-income neighbors in Jackson, MS—and how your church can do the same.

The Transforming Power of Work

By Laura Haley | August 5, 2019

Project Connect Nashville is working to help people “get out and stay out” of poverty through relationships and connections with local churches. Check out our interview with the Project Connect team!

Living into the Story

By Brian Fikkert | July 8, 2019

God is working out His reconciling story in this broken world. The Bible doesn’t provide us with a detailed script for this story—but it does give us the overall direction of God’s unfolding plan. What does this mean for our efforts to help people who are poor?

More in Common

By Laura Haley | July 8, 2019

In American culture, there’s often a divide between rural and urban dwellers. Yet when two leaders from these communities view their lives through a holistic Gospel lens, they find surprising common ground. Listen as they discuss fatherhood, marriage, discipleship, death, and hope in Christ.