Three days ago I received a note from Jerry Johnson, a local minister friend, who holds his ministerial credentials with the Evangelical Church Alliance International, the same group through which I am currently ordained. He was kind enough to create a link from his website, ChristianConcourse.org, to the Powerful Poetry page on our original site, FinestOfTheWheat.org. (Thanks, Jerry!)
That got me to thinking about two reasons why you might want to explore Brother Jerry’s site:
Not only does Christian Concourse have a poetry section of original Christian poetry, but they encourage Christian poets to submit their work to them for possible publication and recognition. You may be a nascent poet or know of someone who is. Pass the word on.
Jerry’s site and ministry are better known for their primary focus on providing ministry resources for those involved in or contemplating some aspect of nursing-home ministry—or, as Christian Concourse Ministries (CCM) prefers to call it, Long-Term Care Ministry. Jerry and his wife Dar have been involved in this vital outreach for so long that they really know the ropes, and they have created free, downloadable resources such as manuals, permission slips, worship service programs, visitation logs, etc. In addition, for those resources which aren’t so easily downloadable—like the CCM-created paperback hymnals with CD-based music tracks, as well as special Christmas hymnal with CD music tracks—these are free as well, but shipping arrangements must be made. It’s all free to those in long-term care ministries, as the Lord makes the resources available (but I’m sure donations are always appreciated).