Through our church plant, Strong Tower Ministries, we have come to know many Muslim refugees who do not speak English. These relationships gave us an opportunity to meet a specific need, learning the English language.
I'm curious, what kind of events is your church planning this winter to invite people in? Got any creative or fun ideas to share with other churches?
We hear a lot about World Renew's approach to fighting poverty, and how a "hand up" is better than a "hand out." But how does this look? This recent example from Kenya paints a picture of community.
So what can we do about the violence in our neighborhoods? How do we avoid either minimizing it with easy answers or throwing up our hands because it overwhelms us?
In an age bombarded by social media sound bytes, the pain and sorrow of the world are front and center. But knowing what we know, the question still remains: What is my responsibility to the world?
What does Christmas and community look like at your church? I’d love to hear how your church is spreading the love of Jesus in special ways this time of year.
Kevin DeRaaf, pastor of Faith CRC in Burlington, ON, tells the story of how his church moved their ministry beyond church walls. How about you? Do you have a story about your church engaging with its community?