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Examiner.com article: Taking the church to the homeless

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in examiner.com | Comments Off

Examiner.com article: Taking the church to the homeless

I’ve published another article for Examiner.com as the Raleigh Practical Christianity Examiner. The article is called “Taking the church to the homeless.”

While many Christians are comfortable in their buildings waiting for the world to come to them (on their terms), other are seeking opportunities to impact their world by going to those who are in need. One group who seeks out the homeless in the Raleigh area is called “Church in the Woods.”

Here is the beginning of my article:

In Luke chapter 15, Jesus tells the story of a shepherd who leaves his ninety-nine sheep safely in their pen in order to search the wilderness for one sheep that had wandered away. This story is the motivation for a group of believers in Raleigh who explore wooded areas, streets, and under bridges in order to find people who are in need.

Please use the link above to jump over to Examiner.com and read this short article.