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Causes:Children, Youth, Faith-Based, Neighborhood Issues, Poverty

Founded:1989

Geographic Reach:
Los Angeles, CA, MacArthur Park District

Primary contact name:
Lyndy Rutledge

Address:
PO Box 17367 
Los Angeles, CA 90017
415.707.9455

Email:
lyndy.rutledge@innerchange.org

URL:

InnerCHANGE

A Christian order among the poor. Missionaries living and working incarnationally among the profoundly broken.
Mission:

We are communities of missionaries living in poor, marginalized neighborhoods around the world – places most people want to avoid or ignore. We seek to live out the good news of Jesus among the poor, both with words and deeds. Relationships are foundational. As we listen to people, as we interact and reflect on scripture together, collaborative neighborhood action emerges. Trust slowly develops and people open themselves to us and to God. We journey with people and, little by little, we see God at work – both in the poor and in ourselves.

Our desire in InnerCHANGE is to see poor people come together as communities of followers of Christ in each place where we are present. InnerCHANGE aims to catalyze authentic movements of God's kingdom among the poor, models holistic ministry for the mainstream Church, and recalls the broader body of Christ to God's tender heart for the marginalized. We seek to exemplify a style of community life befitting an order, placing the well-being of people and the quality of their relationships before programs. InnerCHANGE purposefully attends to the lifelong formation and development of those called to share themselves with the needy.

Our mission in Los Angeles specifically is to see families thrive as whole families living into God's unconditional love and grace. As we take the time to know and be known by our neighbors, we come together to pursue holistic discipleship and claim Shalom. We come alongside neighbors to proclaim the presence of Christ's upside down kingdom and cultivate environments where new expressions of work and worship can thrive.

"He has shown you, oh man, what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God" Micah 6:8
"Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have called you into exile. For if it prospers, you too will prosper." Jeremiah 29:7

Who We Serve:

Our teams currently serve in the inner-cities of Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, Miami, Boston and London as well as in Cambodia, Venezuela, Guatemala, South Africa, East Africa and Bangladesh.

I (Lyndy) am currently serving on the Los Angeles team. We live in MacArthur Park, and are working among Latino immigrant families. We are continuing to pursue community gardening where we can cultivate the land and local leaders for the Kingdom. We are working with the LA Neighborhood Land Trust and our city council to use land as open green space for holistic community transformation. We are here to live lives of joy and worship, and to pray the Kingdom into being, amongst our Latin immigrant families.

Please contact me if you want to learn more about what we are doing here. Check out our website to learn more about InnerCHANGE. To financially support Lyndy and InnerCHANGE LA, check out www.crmleaders.org/support