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Day 3 Gift Idea: Helping Ministers in Crisis

Throughout the Advent season, Covenant Newswire is highlighting daily gift selections from the CovenantCares giving guide. … Today we highlight the opportunity to help ministers in the midst of crisis. Studies repeatedly show that ministers experience more stress and demands than ever before. That stress is amplified when they suffer a catastrophe, family illness, or emotional challenges.

The Unnerving Season

Long before the 3-M company invented Post-it Notes, God was already prompting his people to jot down reminders of important events. The Hebrew word zakhor, which means remember, appears 169 times in the Hebrew Bible. The call to remember, along with the admonition not to forget, appears so frequently in the book of Deuteronomy that some scholars say the text puts forth a theology of memory for people of faith.