A Mentoring Missionary: Kevin Cacy, Freedom Fire

This is 2 of 4 in a series of posts about Freedom Fire, a ministry to youth and families living in urban contexts. You can read about the founder of Freedom Fire, Bruce McGregor, here. Kevin Cacy and Bruce McGregor, founder of Freedom Fire, had met to talk about the…

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A Different Normal: Kristen Maxwell, Mission Adelante

This is 2 of 4 in a series of posts about Mission Adelante, a ministry to the Latino and Bhutanese communities of Kansas City, Kansas. You can read about Mission Adelante’s founder, Jarrett Meek, here. “It’s time to go home.” Those were the words Kristen Maxwell heard from God in…

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USC Volunteer Spotlight: Juris & Jean Gaigals

This is the fourth and last in a series of posts telling the story of Urban Scholastic Center through people involved with the ministry. Read the story of USC founder, Chuck Allen, here, or of Tre & Khrystal Coppage, USC indigenous missionaries, here, or of Kent Broddle, USC board member,…

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Faithful to the Call: Chuck Allen, Founder of Urban Scholastic Center

“These kids need more than a 30-minute ‘come to Jesus’ speech.” This realization hit Chuck Allen in 2000, while he was facilitating an after-school club for kids. A vision for a ministry to students began to churn in his mind – a vision that would eventually be realized in the…

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