In my many years of experience, I have had two philosophies of ministry: 1) There is no mercy without the gospel--we must provide an alternative to what the world offers; 2) Don't work harder than the people coming for help--encourage independence, not dependence. These philosophies are seen plainly in his work with poor and homeless persons, drug addicts, incarcerated adults and youth, nursing home residents, separated and divorced men and women, and others.
I have served in diaconal and mercy ministry for forty years--first a Northside Chapel and Madison Ave. CRC in Paterson, NJ and, since 1988, at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. I am author of Not Just a Soup Kitchen: How Mercy Ministry in the Local Church Transforms Us All.
Hi Rene--I am in downtown Philadelphia where I have served as Diaconal consultant for 30 years. Check out my "Setting limits" at http://homelessministry.blogspot.com. For more guidelines, FAQ,...viewposted on: How Does Your Church Handle Cold Calls?
Thanks for this, brother. I am sorry, but there is no online registration. Please see the attached form and mail it in. God bless. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3j9uzxclx13jx75/2017%20FLYER-WTS.pdf?...viewposted on: Philadelphia Area Diaconal Ministry Training
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