Rest Stop Ministry Thanks Truck Drivers for Keeping Our Shelves Stocked

By Brett Hetherington* While Ohioans have been living under the shelter-at-home order over the past two months, we have still been able to travel to the grocery store or have food delivered. But how often have you stopped to think about the men and women who keep the store shelves stocked and the restaurant kitchens [...]

Students Continue Benefitting from Community Ministry and Churches Partnership during Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* How do you connect students with resources and tutoring within their school district when their schools are closed due to a pandemic? If you are Neal Nelson, executive administrator of Catalyst Ministry, you start thinking outside of the box. “Before the shutdown our volunteers were providing over 50 hours of in-school tutoring,” [...]

Hospital Chaplains Called to Minister in New Ways in This Time of COVID-19

By Rev. Jared Gadomski Littleton and Rev. Lisa Morrison* In Rodney Stark’s The Rise of Christianity, Stark detailed how epidemics were a driving force for the rise of Christianity. Whereas the rich fled to the countryside estate, and the healthy abandoned their ill, Christians stayed and tended to the wounds, mopped the brows of the [...]