101 Ways to Help People in Needby Steve Sjogren
Reaching out to others
If you’re like many Christians, you are so busy with day-to-day living that you may be unaware of the needs around you. In fact, you might be puzzled about how to help those who lack. Yet it’s not nearly as hard as you might think. Just take a glance at your own community. Mother Teresa once said, “It isn’t/b>
Reaching out to others
If you’re like many Christians, you are so busy with day-to-day living that you may be unaware of the needs around you. In fact, you might be puzzled about how to help those who lack. Yet it’s not nearly as hard as you might think. Just take a glance at your own community. Mother Teresa once said, “It isn’t necessary to move to Calcutta to do something significant.” There are people in need all around you, if you only stop to look. Is there a single parent where you work? A disabled child in your neighborhood? Perhaps a family in your church who cannot afford medical insurance? These needs cry out to be met, and God’s Word says that to meet them is “pure and faultless” religion. In 101 Ways to Help People in Need, Steve and Janie Sjogren present practical and creative ways for you and your church to reach out to people with physical, emotional, and relational needs—in your neighborhood, your community, your country, and your world. Tyndale House Publishers
Meet the Author
Steve Sjogren is the Founding Pastor of the Cincinnati Vineyard, a church that grew from five people to 7,500 in weekly attendance with his talent team's leadership. The unique feature of this church was they literally gave up after two years of struggling to achieve 'success' and made a fateful decision - to give everything away! Numbers, attendance - such matrix factors no longer were focused upon. What counted was simply "How many can we serve, love, show generosity to?" It wasn't long before scads of people were showing up.
Steve and Janie have pioneered from scratch either alone or with a team five launch teams around the U.S. and Europe using servant evangelism as a launch approach to loving their cities and redefining God away from a "Come to us" to a "We come, we show you" approach. "Invest, fling seeds, let God take care of the details" has worked well as a motto. Very high percentages of not-yet believers have been drawn to each of their churches, daughter and grand-daugher churches. They now are in Tampa working with teams of planters. Steve writes, coaches and speaks. He aspires to connect with at least five new not yet not-yet believers each day ('Not that difficult once you get the hang of it!' he says. Email him at SteveSjogren.com.
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