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A Church You Can Call Home

June 19, 2009 by

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.

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Joshua Cody


Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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2 Responses to “A Church You Can Call Home”

  • Lee
    June 20, 2009

    Josh – great program! We started participating last year here in Vegas and now are involved four weeks a yr. It is such a simple concept and yet has so many powerful results. Thanks for bringing attention to it.


  • brandon
    June 21, 2009

    we’ve been a family promise/ihn church for a while, too. it’s mostly run by some great volunteers and has done some powerful things in the life of the participants.



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