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)
The ARC BETA program trains and engages Interns, Associates, and Fellows in volunteer research or consulting work with EGC programs and partners. For information about current project opportunities contact Michelle Harper, Administration Manager, at email@example.com. Include your resume and a brief statement of interest, if you'd like to start the application process.
Want to know where to plant a church in Boston? You might consider Boston’s newest or soon-to-be-built residential growth sites. New neighborhoods and new residents mean new opportunities for planting new churches. We’ll take a look at eight neighborhoods where growth is—or soon will be—taking place, based on public and private development plans. Given the trends in general population growth, these are priority areas for outreach and new churches.
Starting a new church, but short on leaders? A few years ago, we interviewed a number of Greater Boston’s church planters to ask how they were developing new leaders for their churches. Here are some of their tips for raising new leaders.
The South End has undergone a dramatic transformation in this generation. Christian leaders in the South End can benefit from these recommended resources for foundational and ongoing learning about this dynamic community.
Journey with EGC’s Senior Researcher Rudy Mitchell through Boston’s key evangelistic revivals from the First Great Awakening in 1740–1741 through the Billy Graham campaign of 1950. History comes alive as we read how God moved in remarkable ways through gifted evangelists, and we gain a deeper appreciation for Boston’s vibrant Christian history.
What is the impact of spiritual community on end of life care? The truth may surprise you. Talking openly about End of Life issues benefits individuals, families, and communities.
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?