As we begin 2019, housing is a hot topic in every corner of Boston. Get oriented with some basic data about housing realities and resources in Boston.
This year, the Emmanuel Gospel Center celebrated 80 years of fruitful ministry in urban Boston! By the grace of God, and through your prayers and generous support, we continue to invest in Christian leaders and work to see God glorified through his church in our city. I am excited about the opportunities and challenges that are before us as we enter our next 80 years, and our vision for this work continues to grow.
The BEC was privileged to work with some amazing youth leaders last school year, training them to be community researchers in the Lenox/Camden area by using the tool of participatory action research. We were also blessed to collaborate with Vibrant Boston, St. Stephen's Youth Programs, Crosstown Church International, and Boston College School of Social Work to make this program a success. See the video for a short intro.
EGC has sold our building in the South End, and we are preparing to move to Second Church in Codman Square, Dorchester!
Innovation is in our DNA. Over our 80-year history, our focus has always been the same—to strengthen Christian leaders to serve urban communities. But our methods grow and evolve as we learn from and adapt to the ever-changing realities of Boston.
Our decision to move stems from our desire to be agile and sustainable, allowing us to concentrate our time and resources into serving leaders and loving the city.
Serious illness brings up serious questions, both medical and spiritual. Pastors and caregivers with the right training can help families and medical professionals honor the sick person’s values. Here are three takeaways from a Boston workshop for physicians, pastors, and other caregivers, called “Pastor, Will You Pray with Me? Shepherding Those With Serious Illness.”
Youth are a resource to their community. The DELTA Youth (Diverse Excellent Leaders Taking Action) are a group of nine youth participating in the South End/Lower Roxbury based Making Youth Voices Heard initiative, a collaboration for community learning among youth, social work students, youth-focused non-profit programs, and community members.