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A hope-filled future for our cities

In the latest episode of our God’s Revolution podcast, we’re talking with Glenn Barth, president and CEO of Good Cities, about how we can help cities experience a future filled with hope.

Good Cities is a community development initiative that advances the gospel of the Kingdom by working with local leaders toward the common good of the city. The mission of Good Cities is to discover, support, and serve vibrant city movements by building processes that create good cities.

Our good friend Reggie McNeal works alongside Glenn in helping community leaders discover the power and collective impact of collaboration. Using the Good City tools, church leaders can help their communities experience God’s common grace in the redemptive features a city has to offer, which in turn leads to the opportunity for people to experience God’s salvation and a future filled with hope.

To listen to the episode, click here.

Kingdom Justice … briefly

Community development changing lives in SE Asia

Recently BGR partners provided community development training to over 150 families in one Southeast Asian village. They helped start family food gardens by passing out chili pepper plants and tomato plants, as well as vegetable seeds. They coordinated two health clinics in which families were educated about dental hygiene, worm treatment, healthy diet, etc. Two weekly “Mommy and Me” classes were started with 18 children. The children are learning to recognize their letters, numbers, colors, etc. These community development principles have opened many doors for deepening relationships. Ask God to work through those relationships to help people find the new lives he offers them. (source)

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