A 100-year-old church building becomes an Urban Outfitters store. A block of abandoned storefronts becomes a hot new restaurant strip.
Back in 1991 when I first started in ministry, my mentor told me to take an index card and write “Why are you here?”
I attend an urban church. It has multiple outreach opportunities for the kids and the teens in the area, but my friend Heather and I noticed that some of the teen girls in the area were not taking advantage of the programs.
Lincoln Heights of metropolitan Cincinnati was the first predominately African-American self-governing town in the northern part of the United States.