Work is a God-given directive to Adam in the Garden of Eden through to each of us in the present day. If God designed us to work and create, what can be done about the millions of people caught in poverty in the United States and beyond? Rudy Carrasco, a national leader in community development, joins Chris to share the vision for many ways entrepreneurship can be a force for good, change the world, and alleviate poverty!
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Rudy Carrasco is the former United States Regional Facilitator for Partners Worldwide, a global network of Christian business people who use business as the way to end poverty. He is currently serving as Program Director for the Murdock Trust. A graduate of Stanford University and a national leader in community development, Rudy has excelled in collaboration, innovative gatherings, and creative community engagement. A dedicated community servant, Rudy has volunteered with several organizations, including serving on the World Vision US board and the Christian Community Development Association board, outside of his primary occupation. His articles have appeared in Forbes, Christianity Today, San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, and Discipleship Journal, and he speaks nationwide at universities, churches, and conferences.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.
Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live to grow spiritually, think Biblically, and live compassionately in a world that desperately needs our Savior. Chris examines all of life through the lens of a Biblical Worldview, equipping believers to live, share and defend their faith in today's rapidly changing culture.