Ron Vanden Brink
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 ENGAGEMENTposted on: If We Build It, They Will Come. . . ?
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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...
It seems like a good thread to re-visit for such a time as this! :-)
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...
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...posted on: Homeless on the Church Campus