In the neighborhood surrounding the NEU office (and in most urban poor communities), the poverty rate is between 45% and 50%. That means a family of four makes less than $24,860 a year. But the dollars are not the only problem, or even the main problem. Poverty generates a complex web of related brokenness, and often leads to a downward spiral of suffering.
Recently, we asked Jim Davis about the blessings and challenges of pastoring an innercity church. Now retired from pastoral ministry, Jim serves on the staff of NEU Church Planting as one of the Directors of Care.
Four ways that Matthew 9:35-38 should move us to plant churches among the urban poor.
Five ways pastors and Christian leaders should respond to the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery and similar social issues.
Learn from Sharon Dickens and Natasha Davidson of 20schemes how to serve the women in your local church. Now online and $5 to register.