Monday, May 6
Cultivating Caring Community: Getting Organized
“During this time, as the disciples were increasing in numbers by leaps and bounds, hard feelings developed among the Greek-speaking believers toward the Hebrew-speaking believers because their widows were being discriminated against in the daily food lines. So the Twelve called a meeting of the disciples. They said, ‘It wouldn’t be right for us to abandon our responsibilities for preaching and teaching the Word of God to help with the care of the poor. So, friends, choose seven men from among you whom everyone trusts, men full of the Holy Spirit and good sense, and we’ll assign them this task. Meanwhile, we’ll stick to our assigned tasks of prayer and speaking God’s Word.’” (Acts 6:1-4, The Message)
There are two types of caring necessary in a church family: Organized and organic (we’ll look at organic caring tomorrow). In the passage above, we see the early church experiencing growing pains which resulted in needs being overlooked. The solution? Getting organized.
At LifeSpring, we are grateful to have gifted people appointed to care ministry roles that assure that no-one gets overlooked in our midst.
Prayer: Would you spend some time in prayer today for these folks and their ministries?
Pre-Service Prayer & Grief Ministry: Sharon Neisen
Prayer Team: Glen Rothgery
Prayer E-mail: Denise Dicks
Helping Hand (Practical): Elaine Drake
Helping Hand (Financial): Pastor Scott, Lisa Kennison & myself
Making Meals: Lori Richard
Homebound: Ann Howes
Hospital Visitation: LaVonna Kress
If you are feeling God nudging you to get involved in one of our organized care ministries or you are in need of care, please contact us.