VIDEO – Good News (On the Town Square) | Pastor Tim Rogers

By |2019-12-13T22:28:49+00:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Grace Point Church in Paradise, PA hired Katie Beiler, a Literacy Teacher, instead of a second assistant pastor after learning about the district's need to have children better prepared for school. Beiler reports to a district [...]

A Thing To Be Done | by Tom Bassford

By |2019-07-11T23:15:27+00:00December 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 [...]

It’s Because This Church Has Been Helping Us | by Rick Rusaw

By |2019-07-11T23:15:27+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Church Missions, Philanthropy, ReThink Missions, ReThink Poverty, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

Over the years I have always tried to look at the broader trends going on in the world and try to translate them into the church world.  Recently I was invited to sit in on a roundtable discussion with [...]

VIDEO – From Doing Good Things to Solving Real Problems by Pastor Rick Rusaw | LifeBridge Church

By |2019-07-18T15:51:21+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Change in the church began when we asked the question, “If our church disappeared, would anyone care?” That question set the direction for a 25-year journey that led us from just doing good things to solving real [...]

Cultivating a Faith-Rooted Social Enterprise Ecosystem for the Well-Being of Your City | by Dr. Randy White

By |2019-07-11T23:15:27+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

A number of years ago the Mayor of Fresno gathered a group of faith leaders and asked them a very provocative question; "What do you think is the role of faith institutions in seeking the economic well-being of a [...]

VIDEO – Cultivating a Faith-Rooted, Social Enterprise Ecosystem by Dr. Randy White | Center for Community Transformation

By |2019-07-18T15:50:26+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

WATCH THE VIDEO... What have faith leaders in the city with one of the highest rates of concentrated poverty in the nation done to create a faith-rooted ecosystem of innovation and economic opportunity that is bringing transformation? What is necessary for a city's faith [...]

VIDEO – Local Missions and the Role of Entrepreneurship by Oye Waddell | Hustle PHX

By |2019-07-18T15:44:45+00:00November 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 – Stepping Into the Gap by Nancy Mitchell | Caring For Kids

By |2019-07-18T15:40:31+00:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

WATCH THE VIDEO...   Caring for Kids sought to bridge the gap between schools and churches to create lasting, meaningful partnerships built upon the simple but powerful question, “How may we help you?”  By becoming a catalyst for collaboration and serving [...]

Taking Risks and The Role of Entrepreneurial Leaders | by Rick Rusaw

By |2019-07-11T23:15:28+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Entrepreneur:  one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.  Merriam Webster Jesus said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.”  That statement is full of things [...]

Pastors, Between a Rock and a Hard Place | by Tom Bassford

By |2019-07-11T23:15:28+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Pastors, in many ways we are genuinely between a rock and a hard place.  According to poll after poll the church in America is losing ground in attendance, influence, credibility and virtually every other category that really matters [...]