Tom has just had an article on Recession Readiness published in Leadership Journal
Mustard Seed Associates hosted our first ever Recession Preparedness Brainstorming Session here in Seattle.
We have been concerned about a possible economic downturn since 2007. In fact, I met with the administration and board of a leading evangelical college in January 2008, urging them to get ready for the impact of a possible recession on student loans and the ability of students and their parents to pay the bills.
We held our Recession Preparedness session several weeks before the economic meltdown actually began. Almost 50 friends came together to identify creative ways we could more fully be the compassion of God in our communities during a global economic crisis. We have worked in a similar way, over the years, with groups like Habitat for Humanity, World Concern, and Tear Fund UK to help them anticipate and creatively respond to new challenges. Read more
We are planning another brainstorming session at Trinity Lutheran church in Lynnwood March 14th. (More details to follow). We are hoping to put together a booklet or DVD of resources out of this session. To help us get ready we would love your input.
- What do you see as the major economic problems facing your church in the next two years?
- What are you doing in your church to help members of your congregation weather this season and still be available to be God’s compassionate response to those at the margins?