Applied Research & Consulting Major interest areas
Strengthening Christian women leaders and women’s networks and empowering collaborative engagement on gender-based issues. For more info click here or contact Stacie Mickelson, Director of Woven, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth & Youth Workers
Churches, youth workers, and communities ending youth violence and poverty one neighborhood at a time. For more information, contact Megan Lietz, Research Associate, at email@example.com.
Public Health & Wellness
Churches and medical professionals building congregational communities of wellness to address health disparities in youth, elderly, and immigrant populations. For more information contact Michelle Harper, Administration Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Applied Research & Consulting Programs
C4 Studies (Churches, Christianity, Communities & Culture)
The C4 Studies team researches Boston demographics, compiles profiles, and follows trends that informs all of our applied research. C4 Studies is at the heart of ARC’s efforts to understand the leaders and communities of Boston. We work to inform ARC programs by our continuous learning in the 4 C’s.
Help us! What’s happening in your church, your experience of Christianity, your community, and/or your culture? For more information, contact Rudy Mitchell, Senior Researcher, at email@example.com.
The Unacceptable Statistics and Case Studies
This project gathers local, relevant data on all areas of interest in EGC, including statistics that inform the community of the extent of urban issues, as well as case studies of exemplary local organizations and collaborations to address them. For more information, contact Andrew Tsou, Research Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Emmanuel Training Academy (BETA)
BETA provides opportunities for Interns, Associates, and Fellows to partner with EGC doing volunteer research or program-related work. For more information contact Michelle Harper, Administration Manager, at email@example.com.
You're White, and you want to engage responsibly and respectfully on race issues. You're an evangelical, and you believe the ministry of reconciliation is part of your calling as a follower of Jesus. Where do you begin? Check out these starter resources recommended by Megan Lietz, a White evangelical committed to helping other White evangelicals on their race journey.
We are at a critical moment in the history of our nation—a time not when new problems have arisen, but when old problems have been revealed. The violence against young Black men, the tension that inspired the killings of police officers, the division surrounding a heated election, and the exclusion of the Muslim community are just a few indicators that things are not well. How will we respond in our increasingly diverse nation as racial tensions flare across our land?
New in Lower Roxbury--Pastors and leaders serving the Lenox Street area met to consider a wider collaboration with the Melnea Cass Network, a group dedicated to "eliminating youth violence and poverty, one neighborhood at a time."
Are you looking to get a better understanding of the city of Boston with all its history, neighborhoods, and eccentricities? Rudy Mitchell, researcher of Boston's neighborhoods and churches for over 30 years, gives his top 5 recommendations for books about Boston.
What do Christian women leaders report hearing or believing that they "shouldn't" want or need if they were a good leader? What kinds of life-giving connections to Christian women leaders want more of?
New England’s Book of Acts is a 2007 publication of the Emmanuel Gospel Center that captures the stories of how God has been growing his Church among many people groups and ethnic groups in New England. Bursting with stories, research, and inspiration, the 24 reports about these ministry streams were written by leaders from within the groups and by EGC staff. Here's an overview to get you started, and links to the publication and other resources.
Dominance in leadership is common in America today. But is it healthy for Christian leaders? Jess Mason shares personal experience and reflections on biblical perspectives of dominance in leadership.
When you think good Christian woman, to what extent do you think effective leader?
According to our research, Christian women leaders face conflicting ideals for women and for leaders in their communities, such that traits of effective leaders can contradict traits of admirable Christian women.
In this post we explore six conflicts-of-ideals reported by participants at the Woven Consultation on Christian women in leadership in March 2016.
Happy Fall from the EGC Woven crew! I want to share a tidbit of wisdom from one of the table groups at the May Woven Consultation to help us stay balanced this fall...