Friday, November 13, 2009

Good Soil Industries: A Southern California Urban Business as Mission

(Updated 7-6-11)

I had the good fortune to attend the Christian Community Development Association’s annual convention this past month in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of my favorite experiences at the event was spending a lunch with Ryan VerWys of Kingdom Causes in Bellflower, California.

He leads an innovative community development organization that has incubated a promising landscaping business as mission called Good Soil Industries. This project is a true faith venture that seeks to employ homeless and economically disadvantaged people in a self-sufficiency discipleship and job-training program.

If you are a business owner or property manager in the Bellflower area, you should consider helping individuals rebuild lives by contracting Good Soil Industries for your landscape maintenance needs. For more information, call Joel Holwerda at 562-688-5010 or Taylor Seger at 562-502-7716.

I also enjoyed brainstorming with Ryan about future faith venture projects. One exciting project has the potential to provide employment and training across two states.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

small world. Went to high school with these kingdom causes guys and love what they are doing. That is my hood.
steve van diest

taylor.seger said...

Hey, my name is Taylor Seger. I work with Joel and Ryan as Good Soil's route manager. I believe the contact number for Joel in this post is out of date. To contact Joel Holwerda, call (562) 688-5010. Or call my number (562) 502-7716.

James Reiner said...

Taylor-
Thanks for the heads up on the new numbers. We will update the information.