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The Fondren Apartment Ministry and Westbury UMC reflect the changing face of Houston and America. Photos by Mark Mulligan

Westbury UMC's apartment ministry has helped resettled refugees -- and the congregation -- find new life in Houston

The church is located in one of the most multicultural cities in America, yet the congregation was not as engaged with its diverse neighbors as it could have been. That changed when they hired an associate pastor to live in intentional community in apartments three miles and a whole world away.

Usher passes the collection plate at the Triune Mercy Center

Jesse Lawton German collects the offering during services at Triune Mercy Center, an active, vibrant church that is both a place of worship and a thriving hub of ministries.
Photos by Ken Osborn

The joy and mess of incarnational ministry at Triune Mercy Center

More than just a ministry to people who are homeless, Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, South Carolina, is a vibrant -- and sometimes messy -- church where rich, poor and those in between worship and serve together.

Church services at Bethlehem Church

A small boy eyes the waters of baptism during worship at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photos by T.J. Hamilton/SaboPR

A Grand Rapids church chooses people over historic space

Eight years ago, a Grand Rapids congregation left its stately but deteriorating church for a plain, empty building in a tough part of town. Today, the risk has paid off with a smaller but committed congregation heavily involved in neighborhood ministry.

Tattooed hands hold a Santa Biblia (Holy Bible)

Tierra Nueva's highest value is hosting God's presence. Its website states, "When we love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength we experience peace, joy, and revelation and are empowered for ministry in places of great darkness and need."
Photos courtesy of Tierra Nueva

Ministering at the margins: Tierra Nueva turns lost sheep into shepherds

An ecumenical ministry in rural Washington state helps Latin American immigrants, migrant workers, gang members, addicts, jail inmates and people who have been incarcerated become leaders in their own community.

ESC volunteers at a construction site

Participants in the Johnson Service Corps, an Episcopal Service Corps program in North Carolina, working on a Habitat for Humanity building site. From left to right: Mentor Joe Coates, Jim Douglas, Daniel Kamakura, Adwoa Asare, Christina Massee, Amanda Drury, Emily Pierce Douglas and Holly Mueller.
Photos courtesy of Adwoa Asare

Episcopal Service Corps brings young adults together to live and serve in community

At a time when millennials are abandoning religion and service programs, the Episcopal Service Corps is growing, in part because of a lean structure and partner-based funding model.

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