Category: Community

COVID-19: Five Ways Your Church Can Respond

By Laura Haley, reprinted from The Chalmers Center. We’re all reeling from the changes the world has experienced almost overnight from the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to the very real dangers the disease itself poses, the upending of our economic, social, and educational systems is taking a toll on us all. Even church services have been forced to move online,…

“We Stay at Work for You, Please Stay at Home for Us”

By Emma Matheson, reprinted from Ethos Engage.Mail. The author is a registered nurse with emergency specialization. She is also in her final year of a Master of Ministry degree at Morling College and a resident church planter at Earlwood Baptist Church, Sydney. The world we now live in is a dramatically different place to what it was a month ago.…

As Those Who Have Been Loved and Saved, Let’s Be an Example of Love and Sacrifice

By Darren Lim, reprinted from the Salt & Light Australia Daily Devotional. As many of our Salt & Light contributors have written about this week the effects of COVID-19 on our society as a whole have been quite far reaching – even more so than a lot of us (certainly myself) may have initially anticipated. In many ways the unanticipated impacts have been less about the…

Doing Good and Doing Well: A COVID-19 Response

Reprinted from the Denver Institute for Faith and Work. Samantha Glenn is a current 5280 Fellow and a strategist with Peak Refreshments. As a food services company, fears about the Coronavirus have interrupted their normal workflow drastically. But the disruptions caused by the pandemic have also created a new opportunity to partner with local churches and nonprofits to enhance food access for their…

11 Ways a Biblical Understanding of Work Can Help during Corona 2020

Reprinted from Workship. Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having unprecedented impacts on our lives, with apparently worse to come. Setting aside the health effects, our working is being impacted in many ways: the context (working from home where possible), the amount of work (casuals losing shifts, work suspended for months, being made redundant) and the culture of work (from positive to crisis)…

Myths & Truths: Calling and Community

By Lisa Slayton; part six of a series. Reprinted from The Wholeness Journey. Myth #5: Calling is Discerned Individually This myth is tricky, because of course there is some truth here. In fact, you are the one who will ultimately gain clarity of calling as you go through the excavation and uncovering process of vocational discernment. For some professions, there is…

Beyond Charity: Churches Helping in Food Deserts

Reprinted from Made to Flourish. Like many pastors, Heber Brown III visits congregants from Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore when they’re in the hospital. But unlike most pastors, he’s doing something more than praying for and visiting people. Over the past five years Brown has mobilized more than two dozen area congregations into the Black Church Food Security Network (BCFSN)…

Seminary Spotlight: Denver Seminary

By Dan Steiner, reprinted from the Oikonomia Network. Artwork: Light the Lamps, Justin Reddick, mixed media on canvas, 30” x 40”, private collection (used with permission) Justin Reddick wears many hats. He is a husband, father, artist, seminary student and the religious services assistant and creative arts platform facilitator at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. I first met Justin after a lecture I…