The Compassionaries Blog was created to inspire church leaders to remember their passion for and to think more deeply about compassion ministry. It is meant to cultivate greater interest in compassion ministry as a priority of the local church with the realistic potential of using the Inasmuch model in readers’ churches.


National Good Samaritan Day

Today is National Good Samaritan Day. Bet you didn’t know that. Truthfully, I didn’t either until our Administrative Director told me. March 13 is designated as Good Samaritan Day. The purpose of National Good Samaritan Day is just what you would expect—to encourage people to serve others as an act of compassion. Of course, the […]

21st Century Baby in the Bullrushes

Remember the sweet biblical story of baby Moses in the bullrushes? Pharoah had decreed that all male Jewish children would be killed as his way of limiting the Hebrew population in Egypt (Exodus 1 and 2). Moses’ mother hid baby Moses as long as she could but eventually made a basket boat of papyrus and […]

Serving as Random Acts of Kindness

It isn’t often that the calendar supports our consistent call for people to serve others, but it happens this week. Random Acts of Kindness Day is Friday, February 17. Where it came from Wikipedia says Random Acts of Kindness goes back to a “random” act by one Anne Herbert in 1982 in Saulsalito, California, when […]

Serving At Waffle House

Her name was Amanda. She was our server at Waffle House a few days ago. When I asked what kind of day she was having, she said with a big smile “I’m having a great day. I don’t work at district anymore; just serving tables here and happy as I can be!” When Amanda mentioned […]

I Have A Dream

One of the most famous speeches in American history is Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech given on the National Mall in Washington at the height of the civil rights movement. It continues to inspire hope for a better future when color lines no longer exist and races enjoy equity and harmony as […]

Audit Your Serving of Others

Have you ever had your taxes audited? What about your church’s or non-profit’s finances? Even if you have not, you have some sense of what an audit is—a thorough analysis of personal or business finances to make sure everything in that department is as it should be. The end of last year and the beginning […]

3 Ways to Serve Better at Christmas

Is giving to people in need part of your Christmas? It is for many, many people. In fact, for a great number of people, it’s the only time of year when they do for people in need. Everywhere we turn there is another opportunity to donate to some sort of Christmas campaign aimed at providing […]

Serving Others is Good for Business

As I have been doing for a while now, I was speaking at a local Rotary Club on the subject of The Power of Serving Others when I met Aaron. One of the Rotary members introduced him to the club by sharing about his moving company’s relocation of a family into a new place gratis. […]

5 Benefits of Serving Others as a Family

This Saturday, November 19, is a special day I’ll bet you didn’t know about—Family Volunteer Day. The Points of Light Foundation (inspired by President George H.W. Bush) promotes the third Saturday in November each year as Family Volunteer Day as a way of motivating families to serve together. I have known for some time the […]

Serving Others – Good Medicine for Mental Health

Mental health has become a hot topic these days. The pandemic accelerated already existing mental health issues raising them to a new, higher level. This is especially true for young people ages 14 to 24. Springtide Research, an auxiliary of Fuller Institute in California, just released their new study on Young People and Mental Health. […]

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