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Let’s Get to Work

Let’s Get To Work: Taking the frustration out of marketplace and ministry collaboration.
By Tom Bassford & Grady Hawley

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So here’s the first question: How does any of this reflect your experiences?

The Calculus of Compassion – An Overview

A Changing World
Learning in every area of life is a building proposition. We build on foundational knowledge and experience an ever deepening and more sophisticated understanding of things, both intellectually and practically. First we learn our numbers, and then we learn arithmetic which becomes the […]

John Wilson’s Story – Hope Kenya

John Wilson’s Story – Hope Kenya
I came to the United States in the early 1980s with a single mission…to further my education, so I could facilitate community development in my homeland of Kenya. At nineteen years of age and with an academic scholarship to […]

Redemptive Entanglement

Sustainable change through collaboration only happens when both those who help and those who are helped see their work together not so much as a transaction bound by timelines but as a relationship worthy of deep sacrifice, careful listening, hard work and creative problem-solving.  We […]

Sustainability Is The Key

Give a man a fish…teach a man to fish” is a common saying that points to the bigger conversation around sustainability.  How can we help tackle the underlying problems that perpetuate the cycle of poverty?  How can we help without hurting?  The key is healthy […]

Faith In Action!

“Christ has no body on earth but yours,
No hands but yours,
No feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out;
Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good;
And your’s are the hands with […]