How Congregants Reflect God’s Labor

May 1, 2018By DPC EditorResources for Churches, Vocation Formation

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Earlier this month, we challenged our network pastors to visit their congregants at their workplaces – and you can still participate in The Pastor’s Challenge: Workplace Visitations. Whether you’ve been visiting congregants for awhile or are boldly taking this step this summer, we encourage our pastors to keep looking for ways to … Read More

Enthused Pastor in the Urban Core

May 1, 2018By DPC EditorCultural Diversity, Resources By Issue

Written by Luke Bobo, originally posted at Made to Flourish. Luke interviewed his good friend, Cedric Rowan for this piece.  Cedric and I have been friends over 30 years. We attended the same public high school in Kansas City, MO, and the the University of Kansas together.  Cedric pastors First Baptist Church in Kansas City, … Read More

3 Organizations You Should Know

April 30, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Issue, Society

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Looking for mission-focused tools that integrate faith, work, and economics? Here are three that we highly recommend! THE COST OF POVERTY EXPERIENCE (COPE) Developed by Think Tank, this 2.5 hour simulation invites your congregants into a day in the life of the socio-economically disadvantaged. It offers a glimpse into … Read More

Compassion & Capacity

April 30, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Issue, Society

Originally posted at Made to Flourish. “And who is my neighbor?” – an expert in the law (Luke 10:29) We continue our core values series on the common good by asking ourselves if we’ve built enough compassion and capacity to actually contribute to our local communities. One of the two greatest commandments is “love your neighbor as yourself.” … Read More