Global Ministries’ Center for Mission Innovation Commissions First Class of EarthKeepers
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Global Ministries’ Center for Mission Innovation Commissions First Class of EarthKeepers

By Mary Andreolli and Alysha Thompson* ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2016–Global Ministries’ Center for Mission Innovation (CMI) held its first United Methodist EarthKeepers training, Nov. 15-19, and commissioning, Nov. 20. CMI is Global Ministries’ newest program area, now six months old. CMI is a forward-thinking, forward-leaning unit, cultivating a best-practice learning and innovation “laboratory” for reenvisioning...

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‘Roving Listeners’ and the Practice of Ministry With*
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‘Roving Listeners’ and the Practice of Ministry With*

More than a decade ago, Broadway United Methodist Church, an urban congregation in Indianapolis, Indiana, had a food pantry, a clothing ministry, and an after-school program. They tutored kids in the neighborhood and ran a summer program for 250 daily. Their pastor was a self-identified “Matthew 25 Christian,” interested in feeding the hungry, clothing the...

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