Churches Unite Around Church-School Partnerships at June 5th Summit
“The speakers were incredible. My whole church should have heard each one – they were talking about things that are so important.” – Children’s Ministry Director “Thanks so much for all that was poured into us!” – Church Staff Pastor At the Second Annual Church-School Partnership Leader Equipping Summit, leaders and volunteers from 18 churches and 4 …
Hope for Racial Healing – An Interview with Pastor Harold Nash
My wife and I have been on this journey of building unity with brothers and sisters of every race since the 1980s. God has helped us to understand His teachings in the word regarding race and has allowed us to grow and apply His teachings in how we live our lives. For us, the gospel of Jesus Christ is first and foremost. If the gospel is first and foremost for us, then how we live toward others who are not the same race as we are will be influenced by the gospel of grace.
From Dream to Reality
By Jason Ancarrow, Central Arkansas Marriage Initiative Team Leader It is easy to get caught up with an idea that presents something we can both chase after and attain. Take for instance the “American Dream”. Though we see many different views on what that would actually look like today, some of the same core longings …
God’s Strategy for Impacting Violence in Little Rock
By Mary Carol Pederson, Vital Families in Schools Team Leader “No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.” Isaiah 60:8 If you are following the news at all, the recent increase in violent crime, shootings, homicides, in …
Meadowcliff Elementary School in Little Rock is located just off south University. The school serves about 250 students. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of those students live at or below the poverty line. Almost half struggle with reading.
A 2020 Review and a Look Ahead
When we were setting New Year’s resolutions in January, who could have imagined we would face a global pandemic, increasing racial and political division, rioting, and violence in the streets of many of our cities. It’s been an unprecedented year. We have had to adjust, pivot, cancel, reschedule, and more. In the midst of fear, anxiety, economic concerns, …
Vital Families in Schools – Churches Spring Into Action as the New School Year Begins
Strong, positive relationships are the foundation for a great partnership. Many churches are investing in forming and growing relationships with those in the schools.
Vital Families in Schools Summit Moves Church-School Partnership Plan Forward
All families regardless of their size, structure, economic status, or ethnic background need encouragement and support–now more than ever. This challenge fueled CityChurch Network and The City Center partnering to host the Vital Families in Schools Summit on July 22nd in Little Rock. Eighteen churches and organizations collaborated to identify key components of an effective church-school partnership model.
An Invitation to the 2020 Little Rock Congregational Study
“We have learned that when congregations serve the community, it creates a culture of service that also leads members to serve in their own places of worship,” In addition Glazier said. “We have learned that growing congregations are significantly more likely to be led by clergy who are engaged in the community.”