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Taking Care of Staff Members

How can we be sure we are taking care of the needs of the program staff members?   Most people working at rescue missions don’t view their work as simply a “job.” They consider it a ministry or, more precisely, a “calling.”  As a result, they tend to be highly motivated employees. Yet, by keeping […]

Maurice Vanderberg – A Man of Vision

With his recent passing, I was reminded that, even before I was born, Maurice Vanderberg was talking about many of the principles I’ve discussed in this column over the years.  Rev. Vanderberg served as director of City Union Mission in Kansas City, Missouri from 1954 to his retirement in 1991. His Christian Life Program was one […]

Measuring Success at Rescue Missions (Part Two)

How do we measure success at rescue missions? (Part Two) Since January, when I first wrote about this topic, a lively discussion about it has continued on the IUGM’s e-mail discussion list.  It’s been interesting to see the various opinions that have been expressed by rescue mission workers.  As a result, I am more convinced […]