Food fills an empty soul

Bread rolls

At times when people are hurting or have experienced a loss, providing a meal can help take some of the weight off of those involved in the situation.  Many times this allows an individual not to have to worry about what their family or friends are going to eat as they may be in and out of their house during this time.  When we meet the basic physical needs of people, it often allows us to minister to them spiritually.  When you examine scripture, you find that Jesus often addressed a physical need before he addressed a spiritual need.  We can follow His example.  As we do this simple act of care, we can often help with more than this simple physical need.

A website that I have found to be helpful in coordinating meals for people is www.takethemameal.com. This simplifies the communication and organization of providing for people during times of sorrow and times of celebration.  Very useful, I hope you find it helpful.

For more ideas on Care Ministry click here.

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About John Herring

I've been in ministry for almost 20 years. In that time, I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of roles including, Student and Children's Pastor, Worship and Media Pastor, Education/Small Groups Pastor, Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, Missions Pastor and 'other duties as assigned' Pastor. Many of these have been within the same church and I have had the opportunity to see a variety of changes and transitions in ministry over the past 20 years. I enjoy coaching, consulting, mentoring and investing in leaders to see them become who it is God created them to be. As I do all of these, I am also in transition from where God had me to where He is taking me and enjoying learning more about Him in the journey. I am blessed to have been married to a beautiful godly woman, Alisha, for 11 years and have 2 amazing kids. I continue to learn more about them, myself and God every day. View all posts by John Herring

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