Practical ways to serve African communities of poverty motivated this case study. It explores
how the church could be missional as an agent of prosperity in communities of poverty.
It reflects on partnership between a missional team, InnerCHANGE, with businesses in order
to provide jobs for ordinary people, especially the youth who are a marginalised section of our
society in terms of employment. This article uses a biblical interpretive framework from
Jeremiah 29:7 to reflect on the role of the church in society. The author interviewed
15 employment beneficiaries and 18 parents or guardians in order to learn how employment
has improved the quality of life of individuals, households and their community of residence.
The findings led to a reflection which captures successes as well as growth areas to be
considered by InnerCHANGE in its efforts to become an example of the church as a prosperity
agent in society.