Ministry Spotlight: One Example of Effective Urban Ministry

We talk a lot of theory on this website about how to engage different population groups and cultures in your community. Today, I want to provide a practical example of a real-life church-based ministry implementing a lot of what we talk about. I will leave it unnamed in this article, but it is an actual…

In the News: The Downside of Durham’s Rebirth

Last Friday, I posted a rather tongue-and-cheek article concerning gentrification. The article made light of the rather uniform transitions that are actually happening in neighborhoods that undergo gentrification. It is called revitalization and people think these communities are taking on a new, unique feel. In reality, many are just becoming the same kind of different,…

In the News: The Great Divergence (of Rural and Urban)

This past week, the Economist ran a significant article on the widening gap between cities and rural areas in the United States. If you are in ministry, in either setting, then this is important stuff to know. America is in the middle of serious transition, and this will increasingly affect the way ministry is done in…