The Triumph of Relationship
Over Poverty.

Vision: A movement of servants restoring people in poverty to our communities through relationship and the investment of our own vocational and life experiences and personal networks.

Mission:  Train congregation members, through the Open Table Model, to form communities – called Tables – that transform their vocational and life experiences into tools our Brothers and Sisters in poverty can use to develop and implement plans that create change.

The Movement: A collaboration of faith communities, government, business and non-profits working through Open Table, a shared community model, to transform poverty.

Community:  The Open Table process is the catalyst for the deployment of a Missional Community committed to the transformation of a family or individual in poverty.  However, the servants themselves are often the most transformed.  When the Open Table process is complete, these Missional Communities, having brought each other through the wilderness of poverty, where they collided with society’s false beliefs about the poor, become a new community in which the family or individual they helped is now unrecognizable from those who did the helping.  In many instances, individuals helped in Open Table return as servants helping the next family.


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Watch These Videos About Open Table

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  • Open Table Founder, Jon Katov  VIEW
  • Pastor Kyle Burkholder  VIEW
    Gracepoint Church, San Antonio TX
  • The Met Church, Houston TX  VIEW
    Case History of First Table 
  • Buckner Children & Family Services, Midland TX
    Pilot Program Helps Single Moms VIEW
  • Woodcreek Church, Richardson TX  VIEW