Dignity

No Bird Can Soar in a Calm | by Mike Saccocio

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Dignity, flourishing, Missions, Poverty, Work|

No Bird Can Soar in a Calm - Gaining Influence in a Post-Christian Culture...  An early observation the Wright Brothers made that helped them figure out the physics of flight was that birds in flight use their wings to [...]

A Thing To Be Done | by Tom Bassford

By | December 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, Join the Conversation, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Work|

"But remember: if prayer be anything at all, it is a thing to be done."  George MacDonald Sooner or later even the most reluctant among us finds a use for prayer.  Scrooge found his knees at the end of [...]

VIDEO – James Whitford, Watered Gardens | Reframing Charity

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, Sustainability, Work|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Many poverty fighting leaders passionate for social justice have begun to shy away from the word "charity." Unfortunately, for many, the definition of this biblical virtue has been reduced to a superficial approach more often harmful than [...]

VIDEO – Michael Saccocio, City Mission Schenectady | Gaining Influence in a Post-Christian Culture

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2018, Work|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Even as our culture drifts farther away from a Biblical world-view, there are now great opportunities for the church to gain influence and make an even greater impact in our communities.  It is exciting that the path [...]

VIDEO – Cheryl Cuthbertson, Children of the Nations | Realigning the Role of the Church, Non-profits and the Poor

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, Partner, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2018, Sustainability|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Over the last several decades, non-profits have played an increasing role advocating and providing services for the global poor and disenfranchised. The initial role of the Christian non-profit was to bring the church safely into a sustainable [...]

VIDEO – Oye Waddell, Hustle PHX | Re-Imagining Local Missions and the Role of Entrepreneurship

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, SATtalk Video 2018, Uncategorized|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Some of the best natural entrepreneurs in the United States are in underserved urban communities. They are called hustlers – visionary risk-takers who seize the opportunity to move product and turn a profit. They have the God-given [...]

VIDEO – Dr. Justin Beene, Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation | Prophetic Entrepreneurship

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   In the next 30 years the population will likely increase by 2.5 billion people with most of that being absorbed by urban areas.  This massive growth of our cities will continue to magnify the challenges of poverty, [...]

Getting Better at Doing Good

By | May 28th, 2018|Categories: Church Missions, Dignity, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, Missional Communities, Partner, PovertyCure Info, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Work|

Getting Better at Doing Good | There’s a lot being written and said these days about the effectiveness of charitable work.  The wonderful and provocative 90-minute documentary by PovertyCure called, “Poverty, Inc.” makes a compelling case that fighting poverty has [...]

It is Good to be Children Sometimes | by Tom Bassford

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, flourishing, Join the Conversation, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, Work|

Coffee, beer, brussel sprouts; those are things that I now love but for which I had to acquire a taste.  There are many things over the course of one’s life for which they acquire a taste and come to love. [...]

Church Missions and Lasting Change: The Tip of the Iceberg | by Tom Bassford

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Church Missions, Dignity, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2017, Sustainability|

Historically, church missions have been about mobilizing money and people toward relief and betterment efforts that provided urgent comfort, care and stability for those in crisis.  However, those efforts alone do little to solve core social problems in lasting, [...]