Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

“Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” explores why poverty remains such a persistent problem in the United States and how individuals and organizations can help people secure economic independence and a higher quality of life.

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Thursday Sep 15, 2022

Jay Height explains how the Shalom Project, which pairs a city police and a paramedic to help meet neighbors’ needs, became a groundbreaking initiative on Indianapolis’ near Eastside.

Thursday Sep 01, 2022

Shepherd Community Center Executive Director Jay Height shares key lessons he’s learned after more than 25 years in ministry.

Thursday Aug 11, 2022

Jay Height discusses how the surge in the cost of food, gas, rent and other necessities has affected our neighbors.

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

As crime increases across the United States, Jay Height discusses the factors driving the spike in violence and how ministries can help prevent tragedies and promote hope.

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Too often, nonprofits, government agencies and even ministries are set up to foster dependency among the people they assist. In this episode, Jay Height, executive director of Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis, discusses why building our neighbors’ independence and sustainability is so  important.

Wednesday May 25, 2022

This episode focuses on how Christians and churches should work to restore hope and strengthen communities in response to the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which took the lives of at least 19 children and 2 adults.

Thursday May 19, 2022

Jay Height explains the challenges and complexities of poverty in the United States and explores how upper-income Americans can truly help neighbors living in poverty.

Thursday May 05, 2022

Jay Height offers encouragement and advice for pastors and ministry leaders struggling with the emotional, physical and spiritual toll of the past two years.

Thursday Apr 21, 2022

What happens when things go wrong in ministry. How do we grow as people and as organizations when our hopes and dreams didn’t work out as planned? Jay Height explores how good leaders and good organizations can handle mistakes with honesty and grace, and learn how to not repeat the cycle of error.

Thursday Apr 07, 2022

Inflation is at the highest level in nearly 40 years, with the Consumer Price Index increasing 7 percent in 2021. Jay Height explains why lower-income Americans are suffering the most from the rise in the cost of necessities and how Shepherd is responding to rising needs.

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