Insights Into: The Compassionate Congregation

by Theresa Zingery. Faith Communities Today, 2010.

This article provides concrete suggestions for congregations seeking to become more involved in social outreach.


list of additional resources

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Consider future outreach ministries after sharing this article with clergy and lay leaders.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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