new thoughts on service: multiple facets & mega months (a fridea)

I’ve recently been detailing some new thoughts on how we engage in service, local missions, social justice, etc., borne from my amazing job where I get to think about these things and how to help our church’s members participate in them even better. (You can see all the entries in …

new thoughts on service: the champions

One intriguing model for organizing service opportunities and cause-oriented efforts is something we use at the church that employs me. Our system, in a nutshell, relies heavily on having a “point person” for every ministry partner. So for the homeless ministry we connect with, there’s a point person. For the …

new thoughts on service: the slow hand

A corollary to yesterday’s thought on “organic ordination“: Though we may want to allow more of our outreach opportunities to be determined by our students’ present involvements and passions, that doesn’t mean we move quickly to “ordain” these as good ministry-wide outlets for service. Instead of being hasty with “the …