Five Loaves, Two Fish, and Twelve Disciples were enough to allow Jesus to feed 5000 (plus women and children!) with plenty left over. Can you imagine feeding five thousand people? Can you imagine a world with enough for everyone to eat?
Many churches are providing for their neighbors with pantries and meals. Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing Relational Food Ministries is about how to feed not only our bodies, but also our hearts and our souls. It is about getting to know the people who come to eat, and in knowing, how to make space for everyone to belong. Five Loaves is about creating church.
Order Five Loaves at Upper Room Books or other book retailers. I am also available for workshops for your congregation or the volunteers in your food ministry. I do book discussions for free!
Injustice and the Care of Souls
When doing Pastoral Care, are you taking into account the ways that people are systemically oppressed by the status quo? If you'd like to explore how to treat oppression seriously, we've got resources for you!
Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook and Karen B. Montagno have edited a collection of essays--Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care. I have a chapter "Relational Ministry: Ministry with People Who Are Without Homes and People Are Food Insecure" in this amazing collaboration.
Order Injustice and the Care of Souls at Bookshop.org or other book retailers. I am also available for workshops on this topic. Bexley Seabury will be offering this as a course.