Author Archives: Laurie Beshore

Being the Church: A Love Story

Being the Church: A Love Story

A young volunteer named Holiday Zimmerman opened my eyes to the plight of the working homeless. Holiday was nineteen years old, an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, and was volunteering at Mariners in the high school ministry. Because she was majoring in social ecology and criminal justice, one of her assignments was to do an internship in the

Outreach: Becoming a Church in the World, For the World

Outreach: Going Where God Is Moving Our best ministry growth strategy has been to observe what God is doing and move in that direction. This was certainly the case with the beginning of our Lighthouse Community Centers. Over a ten-year period, we had multiple connections to Minnie Street in Santa Ana through church members who had a passion to