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Pews in the Park (part 1)

Skate parks and churches typically share little in common. But in Quito Ecuador, they are one and the same. On summer afternoons like this, the …

Christmas Celebration 2013

Are we calling this a "win-win"?

“Many of these families require two incomes… just to survive.”

I’ll tell them bluntly, “Most of these people will never ride in a helicopter, meet the

Why We're Losing the War on Poverty

One night in December 2003, an 8-year-old girl named Yuri was abducted, raped, and brutally murdered in the remote Quechuan village of La Union, …


Why Am I Not Poor?

For many years I sat in a pew on Sundays, listening to occasional sermons about the poor, giving to special offerings and looking appropriately …

PART 2: Five years ago, La Roca Skate Church was nothing more than an idle concrete court on the property of a small community church called Asembleas de Dios in Calderon. “The pastors had started building this huge court and roof before even knowing what it was for,” says Brock, laughing in retrospect. “It’s just amazing how God brought the pieces together out of nowhere.” One of those pieces was Brock himself, who, as a small business owner with a growing family in the suburbs of Chicago back in 2008, never would have dreamed he’d be directing a skate ministry in Quito, Ecuador just a few years later.

Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute is a dynamic program for students that provides work experience in church-based ministry, leadership and discipleship …

Wendi Dwyer, bringing literacy to South Sudan

Wendi Dwyer should have been packing for a trip to Africa. She had been scheduled to leave the next day. But a recent outbreak of violence in South Sudan — the nation is teetering on civil war — forced her to cancel. Instead, she sat in her Geneva home and explained her reason for often flying …