How mercy ministry in the local church transforms us all.
A strong diaconal assembly goes beyond the scope of "one at a time" mercy and benevolence ministry; together we address root causes and we conspire and act together to change the systems perpetuating poverty in our community.
The Central Union Mission in Washington, DC, exemplifies the holistic approach of faith-based organizations to alleviating poverty.
I would like to offer a roundtable on this topic in the Chicagoland area. Some churches may have retreats? Maybe some other ideas about length of time? Any other ideas welcome!