Our daily life is influenced by the way we understand heaven and God’s kingdom. In this interview, Beth Allen shares insight gained from reading Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright. Beth applies an understanding of the new heaven and new earth to cross-cultural work, the local church, and Christians’ circles of influence.
Local churches have the ability and responsibility to serve as agents of change in their communities. Celeste Brown of Food for the Hungry shares principles from the Church Strengthening Program in El Alto, Bolivia.
Hunger Corps is the overseas missionary sending arm of Food for the Hungry.
Biblical basis for congregations serving as agents of change.
- Ephesians 4:11-13
- Isaiah 58:6-12
Methodology of church strengthening is discussed.