Stories

Students in Cleveland Elementary School Chosen for More

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April
27

Perspective changes everything. So, when Christ followers shift their mindset to see life through His perspective, the mission field around us becomes clear. The last 12+ months have given people all over the world a new perspective on many things, and near the top of that list for countless families is their children’s education. As God would have it, BHITC began a partnership with The Halle School of Inquiry a few short months before the start of a global pandemic.

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Teamwork Makes the Dreams Work for Local Entrepreneurs

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April
27

LIFT (Leaders in Faith Together) is a new pilot program through BHITC centered around accelerating the work, effectiveness and overall growth of local leaders, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises and small businesses in Cleveland. The goal is to build and leverage relationships, establish meaningful connections and develop urban leaders to positively impact their communities. Hear what its director has to say about LIFT and why she has such a strong passion for this work God is doing in Cleveland.

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That Creator Must Be Good

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April
27

A few years ago, while I got to pastor some inner-city teens, I led a discussion on Aliens. Yep, Aliens! You might be thinking, “and this is why you’re no longer pastoring inner-city teens.”  Maybe…Maybe not. It wasn’t on whether aliens existed, are hidden in Area 51, nor if they’d conjure up a plan to attack humans in the year 2020! No, it was designed to shed light on what they would observe if given the opportunity to explore our world!

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So Much More Than a Renovation

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April
27

“My hope for this renovation is that the people who come to The Hope Center feel really loved and valued because they are,” says Cory Schiebel, Safety Manager at The Albert M. Higley Company, long-time BHITC volunteer at The Hope Center (THC) and renovation project manager. “Often, refugees and immigrants aren’t valued in their home countries. We hope they walk in and see that a lot of people came together for this renovation, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of labor and materials, to make sure they know their worth.”

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When Sorrow Turned to Joy

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April
7

Enter with me into your mind’s eye to use the God-given gift of imagination… It’s late in the week after the events in Jerusalem shook the world. Jesus of Nazareth was condemned and crucified as a common criminal.

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Devotion: Love that Lasts

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February
24

I write this on February 15th and Valentine’s Day is fresh on my mind. But by the time it reaches your inbox, it will feel like last year’s news. Nevertheless, stores were set up for weeks and millions of dollars spent. Cards, chocolates, meals, and all sorts of gifts! Not even a global pandemic could deter it from delivering all it promises. What does it promise to deliver? How lasting is the impact of this holiday of Love?

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Immigrant Community Remembers

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November
19

Thanks to a volunteer connection, the Romanian Community of Cleveland donated nine Chromebooks to assist students with virtual learning this fall, which kicked off the opening of a Chromebook lab at The Hope Center. Additional Chromebooks were funded by BHITC’s Refugee Emergency Fund, and school-age students now receive help two days a week from staff and volunteers to assist with their virtual learning.

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Starting a Church is Not Little Business

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November
19

Beginning in June, BHITC’s Community Development team partnered with Bay Presbyterian Church (BPC) and New Life at Calvary (NLAC) to see a future church plant established at Family Ministry Center through the leadership of church planter and pastor, Keon Abner. BHITC’s equipping process for Pastor Keon and his core team is based on Christian Community Development philosophy and practice, Asset-Based Community Development and other urban ministry principles the organization has learned over its almost two decades of experience in city ministry.

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God’s Abundance Overflows for Renovation

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November
19

“It’s been an intimate walk with Jesus each step as He keeps showing up and providing for every need,” says Mary McHugh, long-time supporter of BHITC and volunteer leading renovation efforts at The Hope Center. “He’s moving so fast, I can’t even pray for the next need before He sends it!”

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