“Food, shelter, etc…” or “Churches respond”

This was good to read from The Detroit Free Press: "KATRINA’S AFTERMATH: Churches take charge and care for survivors."

"Many churches have found a niche, becoming mini-relief agencies, filling in gaps
where the government has failed."

The response is what Frank and I were talking about in my previous blog: the church meeting people’s needs, beyond what the federal government and civic groups are doing.

I especially like what one pastor said to his staff: "Your job description, you can kiss it
good-bye." The systems we have in place in the Church are often the very things that keep us from ministering to people and responding to their ever-changing needs. It’s good to hear a pastor realize how disposable our routines should be.

I pray it continues.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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