When the John Merck Fund decided to spend all its money within 10 years, the move inspired a new strategy and heightened board members' focus, say two siblings who serve their family foundation.
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A Christian activist who has worked on behalf of the world’s poor confesses that he, too, struggles with how to be a responsible American consumer.
As the first full-time director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, William Enright helped transform the conversation about congregations, money and faith.
Bill Stanfield with some of the children involved in the Metanoia ministry. Photo courtesy of Metanoia
The ministry of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina has worked in the Chicora-Cherokee community of North Charleston for 10 years and has created a sustainable model of faith-based, community-led, asset-driven community development.
Metanoia's housing initiative has rebuilt eight abandoned homes, built four new homes and assisted in renovations of 24 owner-occupied homes. Photos courtesy of Metanoia
A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship ministry in South Carolina has created a sustainable model for community development by focusing on assets -- those of the neighborhood and those of the organization.
In a time of great needs and limited resources, congregations are increasingly looking to outside sources to help fund their charitable programs. A former Duke Endowment officer has some advice on how churches can connect with the world of philanthropy.
Public theology is what ordinary people do as they live out their faith in unpretentious ways beyond the confines of their religious congregations, on the public squares of their world, says the director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.
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