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Unemployment too often means insecurity, feelings of humiliation, and a level of stress that can tear a family apart. This study pulls from the Bible and how one can truly be Christian to show that this need not be so.
Unemployment

Ways Your Congregation Can Respond

Publication Date:
6/2/2010
Pages:
0
Session(s)
1
Product Type:
Internet Download
Adult Study
Product Number:
TC0477

Since the Great Recession began in 2007, 8.4 million Americans have lost their jobs and 3 million homes have been foreclosed on. As of March, 2010, unemployment, down slightly from its high, was sitting at 9.9 percent.

Who are these people whose lives have been torn apart? Look down your pew and you will see them-the faces of a true economic crisis.

Of course, the church is often at its best in times of crisis. We respond energetically when natural disasters strike around the world. We are there with concern and casseroles when people die. When we see the crises of unemployment in our families and communities, the church has unique gifts to bring to the problem.

In this study we'll look at a number of ways in which we can provide the support the newly unemployed in our midst may require. Whether it's through emotional support (a caring ear), spiritual support (reassurances that their identity rests in Christ and not their paycheck), or practical support (opportunities for networking and a job listing bulletin board in a prominent place), this study will help members of your congregation be the body of Christ to fellow Christians in need.

Eugenia Gamble is Pastor of Nipomo Community Presbyterian Church in Nipomo, California.


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