Posted on 10/12/2012 by Eric Swanson in the Learnings Blog
Arty Van Geloof, Director of Local Compassion and Enterprise Development at Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton knows what he is talking about when it comes to global missions.
“For years we’ve taken the traditional missions group and gone to different places and done some great things while developing incredible relationships that will last literally for eternity. But we asked ourselves, ‘With all the energy we are putting out to get these teams to go to these different places in the world, can we make a bigger impact…can we drop a bigger pebble in the pond and allow the ripple effect to travel a little farther, hitting the beach and making a bigger wave?’”
So in the last year Arty and his team been thinking differently and acting differently starting several sustainable businesses in Africa, beginning in the Mathari slum in Nairobi Kenya with a bottled water plant. In this video you’ll hear Eastside’s compelling story of creating jobs and changing lives. Eastside was one of the leading churches in the Global Connections Leadership Community (GXLC). The next Global Leadership Community is forming in March, 2013. If you want to explore the possibility of participating in this next GXLC, where we will help turn ideas to implementation to impact, please contact Eric Swanson at email@example.com or Bonnie Randle at firstname.lastname@example.org