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Minnesota Churches Provide Food-Filled Backpacks for Kids in Need

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Churches partner to provide backpacks full of food for children in need to take home each weekend during the school year.

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Illinois Church Starts Ministry for Arab-Americans

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Maranatha Chapel in suburban Chicago launches Arab ministry to mirror its community.

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Illinois Church for the Deaf Reaches the Unreached

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“The deaf are off the radar of most church leadership, and shouldn’t be,” says the Rev. Little Tom Jackson.

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Working Toward Diversity: New City Church

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“If you want to understand ethnicity and prejudice, you have to surround yourself with people who are different than you.”

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Arkansas Church Helps Community Members Expunge Criminal Records

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Saint Mark Baptist Church helps members improve their chances of securing jobs, housing and education.

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High Risk, High Reward: Madison Church

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“This isn’t what I thought planting a church would be like, but I’m much better off because of it.”

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Texas Church Reaches Troubled Teens and Refugee Families

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St. Luke’s UMC in Houston seeks to bring hope and renewal to the neighborhood by using God’s transformative love.

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How to Know You’re ‘Called’ to Plant: Mosaic Christian Church

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“You’ll never be 100 percent sure about your calling until after you’ve done what God has asked.”

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Tech Teams: 8 Ways to Prepare for Christmas Programs

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Audio and visual tips for preparing for Christmas services. It’s never too early to begin planning.

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3 Keys to Preaching to the Unchurched: Storyline Fellowship

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“How can we include the unchurched, inspire confidence in them, and avoid insider talk that alienates them?”

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