You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.
Where justice and compassion meet—in Baltimore
Kate Foster Connors talks with Derrick Weston about creating an urban mission center at the heart of Baltimore that hosts church groups and equips congregations to engage their neighborhoods in justice and compassion.
<—- Kate Foster Connors is a teaching elder and the executive director of The Center in Baltimore. The Center envisions neighborhoods transformed by congregations engaged in the justice-seeking, compassionate, and reconciling work of Jesus Christ. Through education, service, partnership, and advocacy, their mission is to equip congregations in Baltimore and beyond to transform neighborhoods by engaging in the justice and reconciliation of Jesus Christ. They partner with local churches to transform neighborhoods by workng for justice in their communities. Local congregations also collaborate with visiting adult or youth groups for mission work projects.
Derrick L. Weston is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a community builder for the 29th Street Community Center, and cohost of the podcast God Complex Radio. This interview is taken from that podcast. God Complex Radio is a podcast that highlights the voices of progressive Christian thinkers and activists. It is hosted by Carol Howard Merritt, Derrick Weston and starting in October, Bruce Reyes-Chow. ——>