The Extra Mile – Written by Earl Storey & Robert Miller
So what about churches and community work – volunteering to do practical things to improve the life of a local community or the wellbeing of an individual? It is certainly in fashion these days. The key question is whether it is part of the main thing that churches need to be doing or more of a passing trend.
This resource sets out to do two things. The first is to help you work out the answer to a question. If your church gets involved in the practical needs of your local community are you keeping the main thing the main thing, or being distracted by a passing fashion? If you decide that meeting practical need is part of what you are called to do then the next question is ‘How do we do this?’ This will help you work through some of the practical issues.