For many, a down economy is a frightful time. Luckily, as we’ve noted before, God is not taking part in the recession. This is a prime opportunity for churches to reach out and do good with their creativity and God’s infinite resources. Luckily, some churches have been doing just that.
Check out Rock, Paper, Scissors, Love. It’s a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament to benefit the Rapid City Fire Department. It’s great to see the church caring about the community in this way. It communicates, “We care when your house is burning down, and we want to partner with our town’s bravest.”
Last year, Willow Creek raised $700,000 in a single weekend to support Feed My Starving Children, an organization that ships meals to over 60 countries to feed starving children. This year? $1.3 million. It’s another example of a church thriving in the midst of tough times.
What is your church doing to get both generous and creative in tough times?