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Hallmarks of a Healthy Support Group

Simply stated, a support group is a regular meeting of individuals who have joined together to offer one another support and encouragement in order to overcome a shared problem.   In informal, small group settings, participants, in turn, share their own experiences, feelings and struggles Ideally, a good support group is, first, a place where recovering […]

Advice for the Urban Ministry Worker

Urban mission work is certainly unique.   The rewards can be tremendous, as well as at the discouragements.    So, here are a few things I thought about as I looked at the new year ahead: A. Keep a life for yourself  —I often struggle to the balance between personal priorities and ministry opportunities.   It’s easy to get caught […]

A Decade of Change in Gospel Rescue Missions

An interview with Michael Liimatta The local church is not the only arena in which recovery has made some progress in the last decade. There have been a number of remarkable changes, for example, in the rescue mission environment that are worth noting. To learn about these developments we interviewed Michael Liimatta, the Director of […]