Sixth Street Shelter Expansion: A Mission in Allentown, A Call to Faithful Engagement

I want to thank Scott Kraus of the Allentown Morning Call for his reportage on the Sixth Street Shelter expansion. Alan Jennings, Marsha Eichelberger, Tony Sundermeier, and I are quoted in Scott’s piece in yesterday’s edition.  Please read it here, and whether you’re near or far to the locales and missions we’re talking about in Allentown, consider how you might help this project or projects like it near you.

We’re not doing this because it’s a “mission project” and churches “should do mission.”  We’re doing this because we are learning that missional living is the Gospel. The church, any church, exists for mission, and mission doesn’t merely touch everything we do.  Mission, being missional, is how we are learning to see.

 

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  1. […] Sixth Street Shelter Expansion Capital Campaign, Allentown, PA: The Sixth Street Shelter is the only shelter facility in our area that keeps families intact in private apartment-style housing.  About a month ago, the wait list to get into this house was north of 90 families, up from a previous all-time high of 75 over the summer.  The Shelter is raising funds to expand their capacity by 25%.  Read more about it, including a story in the Allentown Morning Call with a quote from me, here. […]

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