Ron Vanden Brink

About Me: 

Presenly serving as the National Director of Diaconal Ministries in Canada

  • To get this discussion started there are a few ideas posted here:  https://diaconalministries.com/covid-19-resources/   under the heading:  Help with...COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 

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    Make sure that you are aware of all the government resources that are (becoming) available.  We have found on numerous occasions that people under stress have a...

  • Thanks Phillip

    It seems like a good thread to re-visit for such a time as this!  :-)

     

  • Hi Jennie,

    Since this is unprecedented territory it's difficult to provide a lot in the way of clear guidance but I will make a few suggestions to get the ball rolling.  Hopefully others...

  • I'd be extremely careful with this.  Check your bylaws and check your Benevolence (and/or offering) Policy.

    Money collected for a cause must be used for the cause that it was collected for...

  • A good place to start researching your decision (and decisions like this one) would be https://diaconalministries.com/resources/   I'd suggest you download the 2 documents under "Guidelines for...

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    When dealing with these kinds of situations I'd also suggest keeping some basic principles in mind (and perhaps developing policies based on the principles). 

    I've found that the...