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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 [...]

Millennials and Missions – Not Your Traditional Approach | Part 1

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Entrepreneurship, flourishing, Join the Conversation, Partner, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2016, Sustainability, Work|

Millennials and Missions - Not Your Traditional Approach | Part 1... Justin Carney grew up on a small farm in southern Missouri.  In his early 20’s a missionary came to his church and talked about unreached people groups, gave him [...]

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. [...]

Panel Discussion | How Can the Church Play a Role in Sustainable Transformation

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Church Missions, Issues, Join the Conversation, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2017, Sustainability|

This is an honest conversation about whether or not the church can play a meaningful role in creating sustainable solutions for people in poverty.  This group of 2017 SATtalk presenters have vastly different experiences working with churches and not all [...]

Jonathan Bell, Church of the Resurrection | Practices for Missions 3.0

By | November 6th, 2017|Categories: Church Missions, Join the Conversation, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2017, Sustainability|

Jonathan Bell has spent the last 25 years leading churches beyond themselves. He joined the staff at Church of the Resurrection in 2001, as Director of Mission Ministries, and orchestrated the church’s transition from Missions 1.0 to 2.0, before becoming lead [...]

Tom Bassford, Significant Matters | It Takes a Tribe

By | November 5th, 2017|Categories: Church Missions, Dignity, Join the Conversation, ReThink Missions, SATtalk Video 2017, Sustainability|

Tom Bassford is the founder and President of Significant Matters and the creator of SATtalks.  The bigger plan behind SATtalks and Missions 3.0 is to use the stories and the overall conversation it creates to ignite a movement in churches [...]

Engaging Communities to Chart their own Future | by Grace Dyrness

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Church Missions, Dignity, flourishing, Join the Conversation, Partner, Sustainability|

Editor's Note: You can hear Grace Dyrness present in person at the 2017 SATtalks, Oct. 19 & 20 in Kansas City.     When I was living in the Philippines and working on a Master’s degree in Urban Anthropology, I decided to [...]

I Was Measuring & Celebrating the Wrong Stuff | by Jeanette Thomas

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Church Missions, Dignity, Join the Conversation, Partner, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, SATtalk Video 2016, Sustainability|

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?    (Micah 6:8) To do righteousness and justice [...]

No Needy Among Us by Quinn Schipper

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Church Missions, Dignity, flourishing, Join the Conversation, Philanthropy, ReThink Poverty, Sustainability|

Imagine a community where it is said, "there are no needy among us." Imagine a community that addresses the injustice of poverty so strategically that “there are no needy among us.” Imagine the Body of Christ in a community [...]

Do We Really Believe the Problems of Poverty CAN be Solved? by Tom Bassford

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Persons, Church Missions, Dignity, flourishing, Join the Conversation, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”  The problem?  So much of our well-intended efforts to help the poor have left them worse off in [...]