Ministry Partnerships with the Poor and Incarcerated


The church often views the poor and incarcerated as groups to minister to, whereas the Bible elevates their status as people who can be disciples and make disciples. In today’s Seven Minute Seminary, Efrem Smith challenges us to reconsider the models of ministry to some of the groups who need the church the most.

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Rev. Efrem Smith is the founder and CEO of World Impact Ministries. He also served as the founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church, a multi-ethnic church in Minneapolis, MN. As an itinerant speaker and preacher with Kingdom Building Ministries and the Evangelical Covenant Church, he has been a keynote speaker for such events as Athletes in Action, Campus Crusade for Christ, Youth Specialties, Compassion International, Thrive and CHIC. He is the author of Raising Up Young Heroes, The Hip Hop Church, and Jump. Efrem’s latest book, The Post-Black and Post-White Church, was released in August of 2012.


  1. I would like someone to write John Pecoraro #10465, P O Box 99, Pontiac, Il., 61764-0099. Thank you and God bless your ministry!!!!