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Opening Your Home (& Heart) to Singles This Holiday Season
Reach out to those who are alone this time of year
As I did a quick mental and emotional inventory, I was internally shocked at how my extensions of kindness this season had included those who didn't have food or shelter, those who
Feed the Flock
A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people.
Feed the Flock. A food-service ministry can be a great way to reach people. Families move through the food line and sit down to eat and fellowship with other families.
The Gospel Turns the ‘Try Harder’ Mentality on Its Head
Our own strength is insufficient to carry us to places of greater faith
Another $60 billion is spent in our nation by individuals trying to lose weight by means of gym memberships, weight-loss curriculums, and diet food products.
The African Diaspora (Part 1): A Brief History and Lessons
Immigrant lessons from Joseph, Daniel, Esther, and Nehemiah
Joseph also blessed his own people by providing food in famine, and some in the diaspora can provide needed assistance to their family or community. Learning from Daniel.
South Sudan: Famine, War, and Hope
The fields of South Sudan could feed the whole continent.
South Sudan. Since its 2011 independence, warring factions within the government has left thousands dead and exasperated food shortages. Five years
It’s Official: Evangelicals Appreciate Chick-fil-A the Most
The popular chain scores big for community impact among Christians, Southerners, and millennials.
Kate Shellnutt. November 22, 2017 11:00 AM. Image: frankieleon / Flickr. You could say Chick-fil-A is one of those fast-food restaurants with a cult following.
3 Tips for Hosting an Outstanding Church Dinner or Potluck
Use the dinner table like Jesus did.
from God. Hosting tip: Serve food in a way that reveals the abundance and generosity of the gospel, and expect people to be drawn to Christ. Those
Pastors, Here’s a Novel Idea: Invite Newcomers to Lunch
Include church members that are good at making people feel welcome
Avoid the awkward questions that put someone on the spot. Next, enjoy some good food together. This is what Jesus did—he fellowshipped around food.
Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year.
Between all the parties with coworkers, neighbors, and family members—not to mention all the time spent purchasing Secret Santa presents and preparing food—schedules are packed
How a Small Congregation Fed 145,000 People
God is using 124 people from this historic congregation to support a big ministry.
Over the last 20 years, this church of 124 members—80 active members, most of them between the ages of 50 and 90—has distributed around 800,000 pounds of food to nearly
The African Diaspora (Part 2): What We Can Learn and Biblical Principles
Immigrants can bless their home countries and their host countries
12:2). Make your home country proud of you. Daniel and his friends lived this out in Babylon when they refused to defile themselves with the king's food (Dan. 1:8-20).
Cover Story: Blessed Are the HandoutsSubscriber Access Only
Why some Christian poverty experts believe we should give cash to the poor, no strings attached.
In the United States, we have institutionalized this in-kind response to urban poverty since President Lyndon Johnson enacted the Food Stamp Act of 1964.
Secrets of Effective GivingSubscriber Access Only
Here's when and how you can best help the poor.
The model is based on the idea that the extreme stress endemic to homelessness and the constant need to find food and shelter can cause homeless people to make poor decisions in
Houston Stories: How God Is Working through Crosspoint Church in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Donating money, instead of supplies, helps the local economy.
shelters that had been set up. Our members were at the church as soon as their streets drained to bring water, food, clothing, etc. to those who had escaped
Evangelism and the Marketplace: Four Stories of Evangelism on the Streets of Chicago
Evangelism professor talks to people while they're waiting for the train
And it's fun! This past Friday, I went with Maddy and Amanda to the food court at Ogilvie Transportation Center and we had four deep and engaging evangelistic conversations.
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
She was active in the enlisted wives' club on base and then later in the officer wives' club, helping volunteer for people who had less reliable access to food and clothes than we did.
Don’t Despise Small Town Living: Jesus Didn’t
Capernaum was home to about 1,500 people.
You truly learn to love your neighbor as yourself. Friendships are forged for life. No feud is ever worth missing your weekly burrito on Mexican Food Night at the local café.
7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led
We can draw inspiration from the ways that Jesus led.
(John 6:38). Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” (John 4:34). 3. Jesus defined greatness as being a servant.
Evangelism is a Four Letter Word
Evangelism isn’t what it used to be and is uncertain of what it should be.
Live evangelism. FOOD. Whether in your home, at a restaurant, or tailgating, food breaks down barriers between individuals and cultures. PLAY. Like to fish? Basketball? Jog?
20 Truths from "Sing!"
When we sing we witness to the people in our church who are yet to believe
(52-53). Our singing is not just a gathering for our own family. The doors are open, there is plenty more room at the table, and there is more than enough food for everyone who is hungry.
In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’
In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’
Analogies between abortion and other “life issues” are shakier than we sometimes suppose.
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