Jesus Healed Them Anyway

In Luke 6 we get three groups of people. It starts with Jesus’ disciples. From that group Jesus selects the 12 apostles. After that selection, Jesus and all his disciples go out to the plain to preach. When he gets there the crowd grows from just being Jesus, his apostles and other disciples to also […]

Church Pantry Ideas – Food Planters

Nooma #23 – Corner There is a ministry in our area called Five and Two food. They make it their business to make sure hungry people get fed. Dave, who works with this ministry, had a couple of ideas for our pantry that I thought I would pass on because it is so practical and […]

Benevolence Ministries in the Church – 2

What do people really need? In the previous post on Benevolence in the Church Rex mentioned a discussion about which is more important, saving people from sin vs. saving people from poverty. I have to agree with Rex in saying that it is not an either or. It is a both and. Jesus didn’t walk […]

Benevolence Ministries in the Church – 1

Let’s start this series with a couple of questions: what has been your experience with benevolence ministry? What has worked well and what has needed improvement? How have you balanced being discerning with compassion? How do you define what someone is genuinely in need of? Do you assess more than just financial needs? What kind […]