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  • 243 Pages
  • Publisher: CLC Publications
  • Publication Date: September 2014
  • ISBN: FAPPLEDANOTJUSTASOUPKITCHENH9781619581746

Not Just a Soup Kitchen: How Mercy Ministry in the Local Church Transforms Us All

Apple, David

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The Bible tells the story of eternal redemption and how God takes the trauma and brokenness of the redeemed and transforms them into gifts for His use in ministry. Not Just a Soup Kitchen is the story of how God transformed the life of the author from near–death skull fracture, childhood sexual abuse, thoughts of suicide and spiritual bankruptcy to becoming the minister of mercy at an historical church in the heart of Philadelphia. It is also an instructional guide for diaconal ministry and for those who are called to serve in mercy and compassion ministries in their local church.

About the Author

Dr. David S. Apple has directed ACTS—Active Compassion Through Service—the Mercy Ministry of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia since 1988. He has led divorce recovery and single parent ministries, and he presently oversees a 200–volunteer staff in outreach, evangelism and hospitality to homeless and addicted persons, nursing home residents, incarcerated men and women, people with special needs and others. His ministry includes deacon training and equipping churches across the United States for ministry in their communities. He also serves as a chaplain with the Philadelphia Police Department. For more information, please visit www.activecompassionphilly.org.

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The Bible tells the story of eternal redemption and how God takes the trauma and brokenness of the redeemed and transforms them into gifts for His use in ministry. Not Just a Soup Kitchen is the story of how God transformed the life of the author from near–death skull fracture, childhood sexual abuse, thoughts of suicide and spiritual bankruptcy to becoming the minister of mercy at an historical church in the heart of Philadelphia. It is also an instructional guide for diaconal ministry and for those who are called to serve in mercy and compassion ministries in their local church.

About the Author

Dr. David S. Apple has directed ACTS—Active Compassion Through Service—the Mercy Ministry of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia since 1988. He has led divorce recovery and single parent ministries, and he presently oversees a 200–volunteer staff in outreach, evangelism and hospitality to homeless and addicted persons, nursing home residents, incarcerated men and women, people with special needs and others. His ministry includes deacon training and equipping churches across the United States for ministry in their communities. He also serves as a chaplain with the Philadelphia Police Department. For more information, please visit www.activecompassionphilly.org.

  • Cover Type:
  • 243 Pages
  • Publisher: CLC Publications
  • Publication Date: September 2014
  • ISBN: FAPPLEDANOTJUSTASOUPKITCHENH9781619581746