What does it take to Join the Compassion Revolution?
Scroll down to read answers about the impact, costs, staff commitment, and frequency of an Inasmuch event. Plus, we answer why you should work with Operation Inasmuch, Inc., and how to get started. Contact us when you’re ready to join!
1. How will an Inasmuch event impact our congregation?
Churches that conduct an Inasmuch Day or join in on an Inasmuch United tell us that these events energize their congregations – helping them focus outward, raising awareness of local needs in their communities, encouraging congregants to discover the joy of using their experiences and skills to serve others, and often leading to ongoing compassion ministry.
Some people suggest that one day of service is insufficient, but we find just the opposite. A single day of effort can greatly serve nonprofits and agencies that need occasional extra assistance on large projects. Moreover, many volunteers discover and start to engage in compassion ministry after the low-risk exposure of a single day of service. See more benefits here.
Thank you for providing a practical way for our church to get outside the walls of our buildings and into the community to show God’s love. We plan to continue doing [an Inasmuch Day] and want to bring other churches in our community in with us.
Mike Richards, Pastor
2. What will an Inasmuch Day cost our church?
Operation Inasmuch does not charge a fee for a church to conduct an Inasmuch event (although we do provide training options). Churches have total control over any other costs they incur to communicate the event to their congregation and to carry out their compassion projects. Many projects have no cost. The costs of others (e.g., construction and repair) may be offset by materials or money donations and by collaborating with existing community agencies. Inasmuch event training includes many ideas about how to reduce construction costs through donations and collaboration.
3. What will an Inasmuch Day require of the pastoral staff?
An Inasmuch event provides an opportunity to raise up new leaders among the laity. We recommend that the Senior Pastor not lead the planning of an Inasmuch event or Inasmuch Life. He or she should build enthusiasm for the event and support it with appropriate teaching and/or preaching. Either an existing team or an ad hoc team serves as the Planning Team for the event.
4. Why should we work with Operation Inasmuch, Inc.?
Operation Inasmuch, Inc., has extensive experience helping churches of every size, denomination and community context carry out an Inasmuch Day and join hands for an Inasmuch United. The models we offer provide a proven structure, yet the flexibility to be customized for each church and community. Finally, when your church conducts an Inasmuch event, you become part of The Compassion Revolution spreading across the country and globe.
5. How often and for how many years do churches hold Inasmuch Days?
Churches typically hold an Inasmuch Day once or twice a year. Most churches continue this practice indefinitely because the benefits contribute to the overall health of the church.