In our desire to see our churches grow, it is tempting to do to some marketing.
We advertise our programmes, produce great PR resources, use all kinds of communications and have a library of events where there is something for everyone.
These are not wrong, but we must not lose sight of a foundational kingdom value that our good works should be done in secret.
This is a tough call, but Jesus said:
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven”.
This included serving others, praying and fasting.
Let us find secret ways ways to minister to the community at this time, working with other churches, plus local or state government.
Check back in history:
At the time of the typhoid outbreak there was no training school for nurses in Western Australia. The first relief nursing was provided by the Wesleyan Sisters of the People, most nurses being recruited from South Australia and Victoria. They were followed by Sisters of St. John of God from Ireland who also established hospitals. The Salvation Army provided much needed aid to the sick under the direction of doctors.
Christians have always been in the forefront of caring for the sick and dying. It’s part of loving our neighbours.
Follow link for Australian hospitals established by Christians
Hints from a Doctor
Cough/sneeze into a tissue, or your upper sleeve.
Wash your hands.
Use a tissue once and throw it away.
Don’t touch your face. Masks work because they stop people touching their faces.
Oh yes, wash your hands.
Don’t fill waiting rooms ‘because you saw a Chinese person on holidays or ate Chinese’. Waiting rooms are full of the most fragile people.
Stay at home and call for help if you think you’ve been affected
Use washing your hands as a prompt to pray.
Dr. from Emergency Dept.
What should the church do for its members?
1. Explain the risk and take precautions
Make special arrangements for those most at risk at church, especially the elderly.
Those with other preexistent conditions are more at risk.
Ensure that those who suspect contamination stay away.
Minimise social contact after church.
Only use common cups or cutlery when a dishwasher is used.
Keep amenities extra clean, use disposable paper towels.
Use electronic or phone communications where possible.
2. Teach everyone basic hygiene and how to wash hands… truly! In church? Yes!
The Illawarra Business Hub meets 7am on the first Friday of each month at the Yallah Woolshed.
The aim is to help encourage business people and grow in a Christian manner, giving God all the glory.
Every Friday 7am Prayer Breakfast . It’s a time for prayer for our region, fellowship and a godly start to the day. Meets at the offices of Warwick Marsh, Dads4Kids, behind Central Rd shops, through KFC carpark Unanderra.
Pray with, and for, other Christian leaders in your area.
KCI will voluntarily comply with best practice ‘Permission Based Email Marketing’. We will periodically connect with our contacts who regularly show on our ‘did not open’ report in order to affirm a willingness to remain on our mailing list.
Safe Unsubscribe links are below.
There are currently 4 people from different churches (with Darryl Stewart as Coordinator) on the board who take responsibility for the network.
Web addres s: www.kingdomconnectionsillawarra.com.au
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