Happy Giving Tuesday!
Giving Tuesday is a national campaign to curb against buying holidays during this Christmas season and a chance to celebrate giving (instead of receiving). So, as you consider giving today and to what organizations you will give, will you consider our ministry and expanding efforts to empower the urban poor? Any donation is greatly appreciated and will allow us to continue the Lord's work in urban America.
For information on how to give, just click the image below!
Thank you for considering and for your continual prayers and support of our ministry. We appreciate you!
Thank you so much for your prayers and support in this time of transition. We greatly appreciate your support and the ways you lift us up to the Lord, especially in the midst of a busy holiday season. We wouldn't be able to do what we do without you!
Recently, we announced the appointment of our new CEO and President, Rev. Efrem Smith. We are excited to have him on the team and for him to lead us in this new season of our ministry. We will be sharing with you all a few words from Efrem, as well as a video soon! In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about Efrem, you can visit this page.
In addition to Efrem's appointment, World Impact has recently undergone a restructuring of our ministry leadership, in order to better serve and empower the urban poor of America. In an effort to more effectively reach those whom we serve and address the unique situations of each region, World Impact has shifted our ministry into a more regionally-based structure. Each ministry region (West Coast, Midwest, and East Coast) is supervised by one of our Regional Vice Presidents, who work alongside our President and Vice Presidents in supervising World Impact's various ministries throughout the nation.
Within each ministry region, there is one "hub" city, from which the regions are run, as well as "spoke" cities, which are outlying ministry locations within each region. If you'd like to learn more about the Executive Directors and City Directors who oversee these minsitry locations, you can visit this Ministry Directors page, which is under construction but will soon be up-to-date.
Again, thank you for your prayers and support in this season of transition. We appreciate your encouraging words and the ways in which you enable us to empower the urban poor. Check out our latest bulletin update to find out more about how you can support World Impact and our ministries! We look forward to sharing with you more about how the Lord is moving in power!
Grace and Peace to you and yours!
Last week, World Impact CEO and President Efrem Smith spoke at Mosaix 2013. Hosted at Grace Brethren Long Beach, Mosaix 2013 gathered 1000 people to discuss and explore the topic of multi-ethnic church planting. Click on the image below to hear what Efrem shared and see him in action!
Happy Autumn! If you've been looking for some good reads, we've got the fall treat for you! From November 6-10th, download a free copy of any of these e-books! Engage around the topics of discipleship, urban ministry, and justice. We're sure you'll enjoy them!
- The Making of a Disciple by Dr. Keith W. Phillips
- They Dare to Love the Ghetto by Dr. Keith W. Phillips
- No Quick Fix by Dr. Keith W. Phillips
Here's how to get your free downloads:
- Click the link above for the book(s) you want to download.
- Click .
- Read and enjoy!
TUMI is a wonderfully rich program that deals with the whole person. It brings the possibility of incredible life-change for all of our students. One example is Pat, the Director of Open Door Mission's Men's Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Pat was not much of a student when he was young and the intensity of TUMI was something new to him. So he was naturally hesitant to attempt TUMI, but eager to try.
Pat’s life experience is similar to many of the homeless men that he now leads. He drank, got in fights, spent time in jail, and needed to relocate to start life over. He came to Christ after one of those moves, became involved in a church, and soon looked for a way to serve the body of Christ. He found Open Door Mission, volunteered, became a board member, and now an employee caring for men like he once was.
Pat relates well. He very rarely misreads a man. Pat, however, did not have the training that a heart and mind needs to be an effective leader. Through his time in TUMI, Pat has grown in his understanding. While the change is not as dramatic as when he first received Christ, the changes in him are clearly seen in the community of men he leads at Open Door Mission.