Let The Holy Spirit Be Your Partner
Start A Ministry Of Helping Others
Himself had boiled our whole duty to God down to love for Him
and love for our neighbor (Mt. 22:36-40). The apostles
said the same thing, on more than one occasion (Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 5:13,14;
SEE DAN TRYGG'S MESSAGE ON AGAPE.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
(KJV) Rom 12:2
your church fellowship has no ministry of compassion, you could start one.
Most churches receive calls from needy people. If your church has
no program of helps, the church secretary can only say, “I'm sorry, we
don't help people.” If your pastor knew that you would talk to them
on the phone, he may be happy to have a place to begin in a ministry he
knows is vital. It is vital for every church to be known as
a place of compassion.
Talking, and not actually helping, is okay at the start. Some persons are so desperate and lonely in their time of need that a genuine person on the other end of the phone line is like a fresh breeze.
If your church does not know a poor person then talk to a care giving agency. Every city has an Eldercare Center. It is a federally funded agency staffed with counselors, but they seldom can actually provide a tangible answer. So it is a perfect set up. The church offers to pick up where they leave off. You could locate a partner who also has a desire to serve in this way.
See the Compassionate
Ministry article for further
ideas. Your action could be the seed that
will grow into a significant church ministry. Your whole church will
become a more vital place of worship. It has happened before!