Christian service isn’t an extension of the church’s mission but is at its core.
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A refugee from Burma resettled by Church World Service in Durham, N.C., repairs a bicycle at a bike co-op. Church World Service is a partner of the nonprofit DurhamCares. Joanna Schiestl
The nonprofit DurhamCares seeks to make the Great Commandment a reality by building a process and infrastructure for meaningful giving to community organizations.
Good Works offers services to the poor, but its most important gift is a sense of community among staff and clients. Photos courtesy of Good Works Inc.
Over the past three decades, Good Works in Appalachian Ohio has created a model of Christian hospitality by offering its neighbors a hand up and a chance to help others.
The church needs vital leaders who can convince people in the pews to move beyond the church’s four walls and be involved in Christ’s life in the world, says the new head of the UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Scholarhip recipients gather at First Christian Church one Sunday each year to receive their checks and thank the congregation. Photo courtesy of First Christian Church
A small, rural Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation in Iowa has given away more than $1 million in scholarships to the graduates of its local schools, regardless of whether they are members of the church or the denomination -- or even Christians.
The co-founders of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good say they founded their organization to be a politically independent voice that follows God’s truth in advancing the common good and serving the human community.
For one year following the 9/11 attacks, Courtney Cowart helped care for 15,000 recovery workers through St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City. What emerged was a powerful leadership paradigm that has shaped her approach to ministry: a focus on universal human thriving.