Wasted Evangelism is my book on the relationship of social action and the church's task of evangelism. Post's like these highlight Wasted Evangelism in practice. Check out the book, Wasted Evangelism: Social Action and the Church's Task of Evangelism–all royalties go to help with the expenses of our church plant and ministry in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, CT. Check out our CPC in The Hill church plant and ministry >> Click here
Tears streamed down as I watched and listened to this segment of Governor Huckabee's talk show. I have never watched the show before, but my super-hero (and honored to say friend) Amy "Hope Dealer" Williams was given the opportunity to talk about her work among the gangs of Chicago. There are no lines of people, lines of Christians, no lines of churches with their ministries, no lines of young Bible College students, seminary students, no line of people lining up to do this. I so get Amy's words. "This isn't about they and them. It's we and us. These are our kids!" I encourage you to watch the segment (not long at all, but powerful) and check out Amy's website and ministry (ahopedealer.org). Amy is most certainly in a Wasted Evangelism ministry.
Living Bread Ministries is calling us to rethink church planting. Here's a short video which gives a brief overview of what makes LBM ministry distinct and forward thinking.
We have partnered with Living Bread Ministries because we believe their approach to church planting and our vision at CPC in The Hill are similar. Check out their Freegrance website to see more how they seek to empower the local church among the global poor.
END CHILD TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION
“The local church is the most diverse social network on the planet. And it is rising up like never before to engage the great global issues of our time. God has called individuals, communities and the church to become champions of the poor and vulnerable.” ~World Relief
We’ve seen the heart-stopping photographs. And we know that the Love of God, for such a time as now, will not be stopped. And the Church, moved to action, can be God’s answer to untold prayers, to bring grace and justice and redemption in a situation that can seem impossible.
I'm running with Team World Vision to help provide clean water for communities in Africa. The needs are real, but we believe that we can end the clean water crisis in our lifetime.
$50 = clean water for 1 person.
Will you invest in the future and provide clean water for 1, 2, 3, or even more people in Africa? We can help change lives, together.
Thanks for your support!
Team World Vision runs for clean water & fullness of life for children in Africa.
In Africa they say, “Water is Life”. About 724 million people in the world lack access to safe drinking water. Children and women often walk five to ten miles a day to gather water that isn’t even safe to drink; water that can make them sick. More children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation than almost any other cause - more than AIDS and malaria combined.
Team World Vision empowers people to experience radical life transformation through endurance races, community advocacy, and social giving for the sake of clean water in Africa. World Vision activates partnerships and community engagement to bring clean water to people around the world - helping create fullness of life for children in need.
Before I had my cup of coffee, the young lady shared their story, one of love, of entrepreneurship, of empowering, and of powerful reconciliation through the gospel of Jesus, the Messiah--and coffee! Land of a Thousand Hills is truly a Wasted Evangelism ministry where social action has biblically centered evangelistic outcome.
In 2005, Jonathan Golden, founder of Land of a Thousand Hills, recognized a simple and tangible opportunity to make a difference in the reconciliation of the Rwandan people. This realization led him to start a coffee company that pays a fair wage to the farmers of Rwanda, helps them with their basic needs, and brings a quality product to coffee lovers. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee partners with farmers and local community leaders to develop the coffee into a sustainable income, striving to further meet the needs of the people. When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills, you are receiving coffee that is 100% Arabica, fairly traded, and roasted fresh. Their motto says it all: Drink Coffee. Do Good.®
*The material used is adapted from the narrative on the Land of a Thousand Hills' website.
The Justice Conference vision is “to serve the discovery of ideas, celebrate the beauty of justice, and foster a community of people who live justice together.” Althought the physical conference has found a home in Chicago, the conference is a multisite venue, being hosted in home towns and churches throughout the United States, and as well, also hosted in Hong Kong and Melbourne, Australia). They are one of the largest Biblical and Social Justice Conferences that brings world-class Speakers and artists together, all designed to catalyze emerging works of justice around the globe. The Justice Conference has emerged as one of the premier gatherings for Christian leaders, justice practitioners, students, and learners from all over the world. They seek to leverage the power of community and catalyze the work of justice globally, nationally, locally and personally.
This idea was put into action by Ken Wytsma (Antioch Church, Bend) and Stephan Bauman (World Relief), who together, founded and facilitated the first The Justice Conference in 2010. Since it’s birth, momentum continues to build and the vision for The Justice Conference continues to reach thousands of people around the world, connecting a generation of men and women around a shared concern for the vulnerable and oppressed. They have created space in the life of the church and in our busy calendars for God’s church to help find practical ways to involve people in issues of justice—both in their day-to-day lives at home and around the world—by providing first rate exhibitors, literature (at the Conference Bookstore), pre-conference sessions and spotlight organizations.
The 2016 Justice Conference is scheduled for June 3-4 in Chicago. Consider joining them >>
*The content above is adapted from The Justice Conference website.
Wasted Evangelism In Action Blog
Events, moments, organizations, and other items that demonstrate the concept of Wasted Evangelism. The goal here is to connect you to Wasted Evangelism in Action.
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Christ Presbyterian Church In The Hill
Church Food Pantry
CPC In The Hill
Dealer Of Hope
Empowering The Poor
Greta Van Susteren
Indigenous Local Church
Land Of A Thousand Hills
Living Bread Ministries
Open Heart Food Pantry
Rethinking Church Planting
The Justice Conference
Wasted Evangelism In Action
Wasted Evangelism Organization
Water Missions International
We Welcome Refugees
Women In Recovery Education
Women In Trauma