Summer 2011

Overcoming obstacles, fulfilling needs

by Dori (Steckbeck) Landis · How one turn-of-the-century single mom provided for her family and her community in the midst of the Great Depression Read more »


Learning to be

by Dan & Julie Weatherford · In the hustle and bustle of Southern California, one couple is growing intentional about rejecting busyness and excess in order to make space for God Read more »


The stove project

by Wayne Ridgeway · After losing his job, Wayne found it necessary to live more simply, which enabled him to cook up new ways to serve others. Read more »

The value of small

by E. Morris Sider · Experiencing the upsides of residing in close quarters Read more »


Sending workers for witness & service

An 8-year-old's entrepreneurial act raises funds for relief and recovery in Japan. Read more »

Multiplying sites for life change

The Circle of Hope congregation in New Jersey is finally getting permanent headquarters for its multifaceted ministry. Read more »

Equipping leaders for transformation

How the BIC fellowship in Thailand is honoring one missionary's legacy. Read more »

To the Point

Simple living in the local congregation

What is one decision that your church, as a community, has made that supports the BIC commitment to living simply? Read more »

In plenty or in want

by Perry Engle · I've determined that my commitment to a simple lifestyle has a lot more to do with the state of my heart than with the kind of car I’m driving. Read more »


A colt for Jesus

by Esther Spurrier · How the call to generosity extends to us all Read more »

Bonnie Yoder

Bonnie Yoder

She grew up in a household that valued simplicity, but she never imagined that one day she would rely on the generosity of others to meet her and her family’s daily needs. Bonnie Yoder is ready for your questions. Read more »