TN: Unity in outreach for churches, non-profits

Cooperation would be the order of the day if a ministry succeeds at bringing together churches and non-profits, according to the Shelbyville (Tenn.) Times-Gazette. ComeUnity, a new ministry, held a public unveiling of sorts during a luncheon Thursday at the Blue Ribbon Circle.

Ranea Brown, the group’s director, appealed to an audience of pastors, ministry leaders and other community leaders. The organization has been gathering members from different churches for twice-a-month visits both to nursing homes and to deliver pizzas to low-income neighborhoods, she said. They would like to expand those projects, she said, and gave an example of how geese flying in formation help one another fly more efficiently.

“We can unite,” she said. “Our goal is to meet the needs of people and in turn introduce them to Jesus.”

The ministry also wants to bring churches and other ministries together with a free online national resource called Meet the Need. The website, MeetTheNeed.org, is a sort of clearinghouse that allows churches and ministries to share an announcement of their needs, she said.

Users can post a need such as requesting a certain number of volunteers for an event. They can choose to allow only people inside their church to see the posting, or people throughout the community to see it.

FOR THE REST OF MY STORY ON THIS TOPIC: Shelbyville Times-Gazette: Local News: Together as one: Unity in outreach for churches, non-profits (09/27/15)

(Editor’s note: I support any project that brings Christians together to show the love of Christ to others. There is no reason we cannot unite on such projects as long as they are biblical in nature. We let far too many things divide us, which is unbiblical.)

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