Here’s a new blog on community ministry (being the presence of Christ by serving your community) something that is a core value of the church a lead. Take a look there is some good stuff there. Here’s a excerpt
Giving Skin to God – Volunteers In Service Blog Believe it or not, the core energy – the motivating passion – for the work of the Equipping Church Network finds its source in the truth of the incarnation. We often get asked why we are so committed to church-based ministry in the community, and we ultimately get back to the One whom we worship, the One who has become one of us, the One who has become particular and concrete in the person of Jesus the Christ, the One who continues to become concrete in particular communities of faith, the One who continues to have "a body" through his people in specific locations. God certainly is actively present in the world in a multitude of ways, but he is "given skin" through local communities of Jesus-followers who are serious about his patterns of life i.e. humility, service, compassion, justice, and self-sacrificial love.