In a time when congregations and related institutions need to experiment to make the work more sustainable, we need to discern which innovations to nurture. The discernment process starts with a simple question: Why?
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Volunteer Mike Miller surveys homeless people in New Orleans as part of the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Photos courtesy of Community Solutions
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Drive is a social club where people can gather to play table tennis, eat, drink and meet people. Photo courtesy of Drive
Diallo and Jameel Smith have used their entrepreneurial talent in Detroit to both plant Awakenings Movement -- a nondenominational church -- and open a table tennis social club called Drive.
The Nashville Food Project partners with Trinity United Methodist Church to offer a weekly meal which serves about 50 people. It provides an opportunity for people to get to know one another. Photo courtesy of the Nashville Food Project
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