Baptist and Reflector
“We want to register our churches that are presently doing some form of compassion ministry so we can begin to network and connect leaders doing similar ministries,” said Joe Sorah, compassion ministries specialist for the TBMB.
Compassion ministry can be defined as meeting the needs of unchurched people so that a trusting relationship can be formed so that the gospel of Jesus Christ can be shared so that those reached can be connected with a local church, Sorah said.
“All across Tennessee, churches are performing these kinds of ministries, Sorah observed.
Compassion ministries may include food distribution, clothes closets, grief ministry, divorce recovery, jail ministry, celebrate recovery, after-school tutoring, school partnerships, and job training — just to name a few, Sorah noted.
“There are literally countless ways to touch hurting people, and our churches are actively involved in many of these ministries,” he said.
Churches currently doing any form of compassion ministry are asked to go to www.tnccm.com and click on “Compassion Ministry Registration.”
“As we expand our compassion ministry network, we want to be able to connect leaders with others doing similar ministries.,” Sorah said. “In the future, we plan to have annual Compassion Ministry Summits and invite compassion ministry leaders for a time of refreshment, training, mutual sharing, and fellowship.”
For churches interested in beginning a compassion ministry, see article, “Ten Suggestions for Starting A Compassion Ministry” on the www.tnccm.com website.
For more information, contact Sorah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-895-1481.