Hole in the Roof Ministries
This blog is meant to equip, encourage, and inform pastors, ministry leaders, and congregants about how to love the poor in their cities well. Everyone belongs and has a home in the Church. My heart is that we, as believers and the Body of Christ, will bring the vulnerable and homeless near to Jesus like the paralyzed man’s friends in Luke 5.
We believe that everyone should feel like they have a place among the people of God. Rich or poor, all people should feel seen, cared for, and valued by God’s people. Hole in the Roof strives to equip the Church on how to create ministries that serve the poor well. Through remembering God’s heart for justice and Jesus’s ministry to the poor, we seek to equip, encourage, and inspire everyone in the Church to be friends to the poor, leading them to Jesus in tangible ways. Please visit our blog post “Introduction” for more details.
- What I Learned about Work in 2020As you could probably imagine, 2020 was a strange year for finishing a master’s degree and be ministering to people. For many people, 2020 was a year of hardship and isolation. And, if I am honest, 2020 was filled with seasons of discouragement and challenge in the work I am doing with homeless moms andContinue reading “What I Learned about Work in 2020”
- God’s Heart for the PoorThe God of the Bible has always displayed a heart toward the outsider and the least of these. Before considering how the Church ought to care for the poor, it is necessary to remember God’s love for the impoverished. Why does God care about the poor and what actions does He take to love theContinue reading “God’s Heart for the Poor”
- Avoiding Burnout in Pastoring the NeedyI have been through challenging seasons of ministry. I shepherd homeless moms and kids in the Seattle area. My days in ministry are often heavy because there’s brokenness everywhere. I thrive in this setting, pointing women and children to Jesus. But there are days when stories are heavier and growth feels slow, and I crumbleContinue reading “Avoiding Burnout in Pastoring the Needy”
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