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Interview with Gene Appel
posted 11/30/2017 11:52:12 AM
Outreach magazine recently published a two-part
ICOM looks ahead to 2018
posted 11/27/2017 2:19:10 PM
The International Conference on Missions just wrapped up a successful gathering in Peoria, IL. Make plans now for ICOM’s 70th anniversary conference Nov. 15-18, 2018, in Cincinnati, OH. The theme will be “Unhindered.” © Christian Standard
West Virginia church recognizes 8th graders
posted 11/22/2017 5:02:44 PM
Wellsburg (WV) Christian Church treated eighth-graders in the local middle school to a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday. The meal in part recognized the students’ status as “top dogs” at their school before they move up next year. Toni Taylor, a church member who

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Churches leading change in downtown Indy
posted 8/21/2017 4:16:27 PM
The article “Churches anchoring redevelopment near Downtown” in the Indianapolis Star Monday detailed initiatives of two Christian churches.

Reporter Ruth Serven interviewed Jeb Fuller, who started a ministry in the Old Southside neighborhood. Fuller is moving his family there as part of a project led by Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood. He said his goal is to make sure downtown revitalization “doesn’t leave low-income residents behind.”

Said Fuller: “We see churches failing, and it’s not because God is failing, but because we’ve failed neighborhoods like this.”

An established group, the Englewood Community Development Corporation, which has been around 30 years, was also highlighted. ECDC was started by Englewood Christian Church.

Co-director Joe Bowling said some faith-based groups begin projects before becoming part of the community. He advises them to learn the neighborhood first. "Wait for the opportunity to be asked to contribute."

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