Brian Burquest just sent me this summary of a phone conference this afternoon for pastors with Richard Stearns (Hole in the Gospel author and president of World Vision), Bill Hybels (President of the Willow Creek Association and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Church) and popular author/pastor Max Lucado.
- Now is NOT the time to start your mission or mission trip to Haiti. Leave it to the professionals
- The biggest thing you can do at this point is to give and give as much as you can.
- The effort will be a phased effort...Initial phase needs money, money, money....later phases need expertise and man power with the use of partnerships
- Hybels said “pastors this is a teaching moment to your churches...it is not a time to let off, but a time to step up with our support of existing partnerships and professional organizations
- Hybels spoke from Zechariah 7:9-10
“This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another. Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor. And do not scheme against each other."
- It is time to “DO WELL at DOING GOOD”