Sewing Face Masks: A Labor of Love that Cares for Others

By Brett Hetherington* As Ohioans continue adapting to our new phase of life brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations are reaching out to churches for assistance. One request is for masks to be donated to ministries and outreach organizations such as Flat Rock Homes & Care Centers, a health and welfare agency of [...]

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 [...]