Are you watching the news lately? A lot of craziness going on in our world. Floods, earthquakes, damaging tornadoes, fires that take out dozens of homes and businesses, terrorist attacks…and that’s just in the past couple weeks! People are displaced, lives are disrupted. Is it the End Times? Or just another couple weeks of news? On this show we talk about the Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum, a national event rolling out region by region, starting in Portland, Oregon. Every church and every pastor and ministry leader should take this seriously and check it out.
Experience shows that when an emergency or crisis hits a community, people turn to churches. They are looking for help: shelter, food, water, safety, human connection, and hope. Unless you are 100% sure no emergency will happen in your church neighborhood, it is wise to be prepared. Think of it this way: If your church isn’t willing and ready to help people in a time of significant need, then what are you there for? Two local leaders tell us about the importance for our churches to be prepared to meet the needs in time of emergency, and a great opportunity coming up to help us learn why and how to be prepared.