Defining Poverty (Generational / Situational)

January 27, 2017

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Dr. Ruby Payne wrote her seminal work on poverty in a book called A Framework for Understanding Poverty. In this classic work, she gives a working definition that brings clarity to two different types of poverty: generational and situational. She states, “Generational poverty and situational poverty are different. Generational poverty is defined as being in […]

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Reading List: Books that have helped me explore racial & socioeconomic division.

January 23, 2017

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Since I started studying the topic of generational poverty, and the implication on kids that are born into poverty, there have been several books that have really helped me explore on a deeper level. This isn’t an endorsement of every part of every book, but I have found something helpful about each book. For a […]

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Is God Biased Toward the Poor?

January 23, 2017

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The Scriptures are full of stories about God’s heart for the poor. Does this mean, however, that God shows favoritism to those that are in poverty? Ronald Sider posits that while God has equal love for all people, he is not neutral in his passionate advocacy for those that are poor. He states, “God, however, […]

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Totally Uncomfortable and Fully Alive

January 20, 2017

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I have never been more uncomfortable, and I have never felt more alive. As it turns out, God is using tension to show me something rather beautiful in the midst of brokenness. Two years ago, I got a call from my friend, Darren, which completely changed the trajectory of my life and ministry. Darren is a […]

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A Word From the Chairman of the Board at Center City Church

March 21, 2016

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of Center City Church, I want to express our sincere excitement and support of the newly signed lease at the Movement Center. This leads toward Center City Church renovating the warehouse space into a multiple purpose venue that will be home to both corporate worship gatherings and UrbanPromise […]

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Faithful in the Monotony

March 16, 2016

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I get bored really easily. Conversely, I’m like many of you – drawn to the excitement of vision and new things. However, I’m realizing that most of my life is played out in the “in between moments.”I can’t think of many deeply meaningful things in my life that have come to pass quickly. Marriage. Kids. […]

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Center City Church Signs Lease at West Side’s Movement Center

March 8, 2016

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Today was one of the most exciting days in the life of our church family. After six years of meeting at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School, we have officially agreed on all terms to join a collaborative project on the West Side of Uptown Charlotte. See below for more details: CENTER CITY CHURCH JOINS SEVERAL NON-PROFITS AT […]

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