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Podcast (Episode #11): Bold and Winsome Faith - A Conversation with Scott Sauls

This week's podcast features a conversation with Scott Sauls, Senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to moving to Nashville, Scott was a lead and preaching…

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Podcast (Episode #9): 38126 - The Story of Advance Memphis

38126 has been the poorest zip code in Tennessee, and yet it is also a place where you will find extraordinary talent and innovation. Steve Nash’s vision to create Advance Memphis in 1999 began…

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When the Church and Business Work Together

Work brings dignity. It brings viability to life. We all have bills and challenges. Without the ability to provide for our families, without being able to take pride in a day’s work, we are left…

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Frustration is a Wonderful Thing

We introduce you to our guest blogger, Hayden Blythe. Hayden is the Director of Hope for Suffolk, a ministry of Westminster Church in Suffolk, VA and a Jobs for Life site. She works with a team of…

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Top 10 Reasons Why Churches Don't Focus on Work to Attack Poverty

Last week we learned that only 1.9% of churches’ outreach ministries focus on helping those in need find and keep meaningful work. The majority focuses on providing food, clothing, and shelter.…

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What if the Church Flipped the List?

The effects of a lack of work are pervasive and self-perpetuating. When people do not work, there is more poverty, crime, recidivism, homelessness, divorce, unwanted pregnancies, substance abuse,…

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