This idea has been tossed around from time-to-time, just here on Church Marketing Sucks, so I’m sure it’s made the rounds outside of our little world. But churches doing good and being creative is always worth reporting.
Long, long ago we ran a satirical piece about megachurches serving as homeless shelters. Then, we discussed some just ideas in a four-part series, and one part focused on the idea of churches providing a home for the homeless.
Some churches made the news recently participating in the Family Promise program, which looks to provide not just homes, but complete rehabilitation for those experiencing homelessness. The article’s final line, a quote from a program participant, sent chills of happiness down my spine:
“I’ve never met so many people who give.”
This is what people should be saying about the church. You can learn more about Family Promise, including how to participate, at their web site.