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Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism: Part One

Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism: Part One

Over the last several months, Robin LaBarbera of LaBarbera Learning Solutions has been researching the factors leading to the high recidivism (i.e., reoffending) rate and the effectiveness of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) in reducing recidivism. In an enlightening two-part series of articles, she reports her findings.

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A Powerful Story of God’s People Being the Conduit for Trauma Healing

A Powerful Story of God’s People Being the Conduit for Trauma Healing

When World Impact’s urban church leaders encounter neighbors suffering from trauma, they need to be equipped to provide basic trauma care so that every barrier to engaging with God is removed. Learn how the Healing Institute facilitates that process in the lives of victims.

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Three Inspiring Prison Ministry Lessons From The Book of Philemon

Three Inspiring Prison Ministry Lessons From The Book of Philemon

The New Testament book recounts the story of Paul taking in Onesimus and finding him to be an asset in ministry. And when he sent him back to his former master, Philemon, he encouraged him to receive Onesimus as a brother. The leaders at World Impact (WI) take a similar approach to prison ministry.

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Four Spiritual Benefits from Engaging in Leadership Retreats

Four Spiritual Benefits from Engaging in Leadership Retreats

How can a busy, urban servant find time to reflect and focus on their faith, knowing that a healthy leader is better equipped to do the work of ministry? World Impact invests in leadership retreats for those in urban ministry settings. The retreats vary in time, place, and content, but they all have a few things in common, including the spiritual benefits that come from attending. Learn about 4 of those benefits in this article.

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Urban Ministry & Church Planting: Five Paths for Maximum Impact

Urban Ministry & Church Planting: Five Paths for Maximum Impact

Did you know that 95% of today’s leaders are not trained for pastoral ministry? This deficit can lead to frustration, cynicism, and overwhelm for urban pastors. These leaders deserve the resources and support needed to establish healthy churches and help neighborhoods flourish. That's why everything we do at World Impact is focused on training and discipling leaders for urban ministry. Because when people in under-resourced communities experience trauma, the local church can be a beacon of hope.

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