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.


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. […]

The Bible Says It and I Believe It

Have you ever heard this in the midst of a “discussion” among believers who do not see eye to eye— “The Bible says it; I believe it; that settles it!” But, of course, that does not settle it because people do not always agree on what the Bible says or what it means, or how […]

Serving Helps Prevent Suicide

TRIGGER WARNING – This blog contains information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people. In my daily reading of the newspaper, I came across an article about the success of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. For a long time, the phone number people called if they felt suicidal was a traditional 800 […]

Heroic Serving

What is a hero? That’s not a rhetorical question. Ask 5 people what a hero is, and you may get 5 different answers, similar but different. I guess a hero is in the eye of the beholder. Universal agreement about a particular hero is rare. But one who fills the bill is Alvin York, the […]

Sixth Sense Serving

I serve at a local benevolent ministry. I work with the people who come there needing food, clothing, help with their rent or utility bills, and so forth to get their information regarding their needs and their resources. Yesterday I worked with a homeless man who asked for food. It was his first time coming […]

Serving Others in Disciple-Making

A pastor friend told me about attending a conference for church leaders about the latest trends in leading a church these days. He specifically chose a breakout session led by a well-known pastor of a very large congregation. During the leader’s presentation, he revealed a recent decision by himself and other leaders to discontinue their […]

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