mentor training recap – with audio!

We had a great training event / info session for Mercy Street Mentors last Wednesday! About 40 people gathered around some great Chick-fil-A wraps to hear from local experts on mentoring kids within the unique West Dallas setting. We recorded the live Q&A from the event, providing some great tips, ideas, and explanations for helping kids in [...]

West Dallas Mentor Training / Info Session this week

Are you already mentoring a West Dallas child through Mercy Street? Or have you considered becoming a mentor? Please join us as Watermark hosts their annual Mentor Equipping and Training event on Thursday, October 13th from 6:30-8:30 p.m! For those already mentoring, we will have a panel discussion to help encourage us and make us [...]

The Gospel…plain and simple!

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself

Register now for this special event, featuring Brian Fikkert, author of “When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself.” Where: The Hope Center | 2001 West Plano Pkwy | Plano, TX 75075 When: May 19, 2011 9am-5pm Cost: $25 per person (includes lunch) For more information and to register: www.e3partners.org/c4event Anyone [...]

Don’t miss Chuck Colson and others here next week!

If you’re not already aware, make plans to attend this panel discussion next Saturday, March 26! Hear Chuck Colson, David Naugle, Kelly Shackelford, David Stevens, John Stonestreet, and others… Here’s the information: Our culture is undergoing an ethical and moral breakdown of seismic proportions, and the implications reverberate through our families, workplaces, communities and all [...]

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Hope Lives is Back!

Join us for 5 weeks starting August 5th!  We’d love to have you!  And, if you’re reading this blog, you’re likely already praying and processing through these topics (serving the marginalized, helping the physically and spiritually needy, missions-minded) so we’d love to have you in the class to corporately continue to grow in this area.  [...]

Hope Lives class experiences…

As we pray for “new eyes” to see the needs all around us, one effective thing we can do is try some simple things to help us identify with those in need – go without heat and air, try and live on $2 a day, go without shoes, don’t take medicine when you get a [...]

“Hope Lives” is back!

Hope Lives is back! Wanna join us for 5 weeks starting January 14th?  We’d love to have you!  And, if you’re reading this blog, you’re likely already praying and processing through these topics (serving the marginalized, helping the physically and spiritually needed, missions-minded) so we’d love to have you in the class to corporately continue [...]

What are we reading now?

I asked the Watermark staff for a list of books that they’re reading this summer.  Here’s what they came up with… The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Tim Keller When Sinner’s Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage by Dave Harvey                  Joy Kupp – Marriage [...]

Hope Lives!

Compassion changes everything: how you view your world…yourself…even Jesus. This five-week exploration of compassion is aimed at both head and heart, inspiring a new way to interact with the world. The readings and the class address poverty of the heart, what the Bible says about poverty, prayer, discovering the causes of poverty, and becoming part [...]