Retreat to Advance

Sometimes you need to step back before you move forward… to slow down to run ahead… to retreat to advance! Deed and Truth is sponsoring a Leadership Training & Planning Retreat this May for both the Hope Gardens Staff and another for the URM Chaplains team. These Kingdom Servants fight on the front lines and the tasks at hand are so daunting at times that it can lead to burnout if not addressed. These retreats are designed to slow down to become more effective and to develop greater camaraderie as the teams prepare for a busy summer of ministry. Please pray for Leisure, laughter, & Learning. And as always… thank you for your generous support of this ministry that we can provide important eve


Consider this… At the foot of the cross the Roman soldiers were gambling for the only piece of tangible property that Jesus owned… the garments that he had been wearing. He was buried in a borrowed tomb. Jesus himself once stated that foxes have holes, birds have nests but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head. Therefore… It is totally unthinkable that we would NOT help those experiencing homelessness when the person we worship was himself a Homeless Man! Matthew 25:44… “Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me." – Pastor Dan

A Good Investment

One of my roles and goals is to protect, develop, and maintain spiritual culture in the mission. Leaders create culture for staff and staff creates the culture for the guests. Here are some ways God is helping me accomplish this task. Here is my 7-pronged strategy to Invest in the staff at the Union Rescue Mission to develop, protect, and maintain spiritual culture. Support the CEO in prayer: I meet every week for a private time of prayer with our CEO, Rev. Andy Bales to pray for him personally as well as the ministry needs that he presents for the URM. Train the Leadership team: I provide monthly training for our top management team to help them minister in the power of the Spirit to affect


Transformation of the heart doesn’t happen without the renewing of the mind (Romans 12:2). Deed and Truth is making a new commitment to this end. The Urban Ministry Institute of Los Angeles is a ministry of World Impact, an evangelical Christian missions organization dedicated to ministering God’s love in the inner city. It helps the committed followers of Christ among the urban poor to get an affordable seminary education to become bright lights in dark places. TUMI’s objectives are: To provide excellent and affordable ministry education that is sensitive to urban culture To facilitate the multiplication of healthy, reproducing urban churches, especially among the urban poor To promote and

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