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Renewing a City by Wayne Gordon

When Wayne Gordon and his wife started a Bible study for high school kids in North Lawndale, Chicago, people warned them that a white couple moving into a black neighborhood was a recipe for disaster. Today, what began as the Gordons’ seedling Bible study has become the Lawndale Community Church. It has over 1000 worshipping families, has helped more than 200 young people graduate from college, aided in the rehab of over 400 units of abandoned homes, runs a healthcare ministry that treats 120,000 patients a year and has become a vital part of rebuilding an inner-city neighborhood into a community of faith and hope. Lawndale offers an exciting model for interracial cooperation, urban-suburban church partnering, and real hope for the inner cities of our nation.


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