Meeting Many Needs
Spirit-led service: born in, for, and through community
Community is critical to ministry in several ways: community calls the ministry from us, receives it, and, in the best of circumstances when needed, helps us to carry it.
Many faith communities help their members hold ministries. Some of us have been blessed in this way for a decade or more!
The power of communally-held ministry among Friends and beyond. Among Friends, a thread has developed in the Releasing Ministry Facebook group related to reasons to carry an endorsed travel minute. Beyond Friends, the communities of Sisters of Mercy support their ministries in ways that I (Viv Hawkins) envy.
How much more powerful a force for God's work in the world might Friends be if we truly release ministry?
Our spring 2015 campaign spotlights ministries who enrich our faith communities and need our support. It also shares information about Releasing Ministry Alliance which seeks to flow resources to ministries. With $1,900 raised so far in this eight week campaign, we're on our way to the $16,000 needed to:
- develop the full Releasing Ministry Alliance website,
- form the 501(c)3 organization,
- create channels to receive funds on behalf of participating ministries, and
- start-up operations.
These ministries are meeting many needs. And we need you, our faith community, now. Don't delay! Sign-up, donate, and learn more at www.releasingministry.org/campaign