Urban Synagogue

Saturday, 28 Feb 2015

"Our priorities are backwards, and we must change this for the long-term health of the communities we serve."
In January 2014, I attended an urban ministry class at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, through the Reformed African American Network. Dr. Carl Ellis said something there that startled me: although he has talked with countless urban ministries that target women and children, very few target men. Why is this the case? First, kids are the low-hanging fruit in the inner city. They are the most trusting and forgiving. They are the most impressionable. They are the least entrenched in street culture. They are the most attracted to the outlets that parachurch ministries offer’a safe place ...

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