The community of Northfield, Minnesota realized they had a problem. There were not a lot of places for small children to play, especially during the winter months. Rather than shrug their shoulders, Northfield United Methodist Church rolled up their sleeves and got to work on a solution. The members of the church stocked their gym with toys – then opened the facility up to families who needed a place to place.
Associate Pastor, Rev. Jerad Morey was interviewed by the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and said “people have told us Northfield needs more stuff like this!”
Jared estimates some 40 to 50 families from the community come for playtime. Most of those people were not connected to the church in any way. “We realize the evangelical opportunity to help people connect to the body of Christ through something like this,” Morey said.
Could your church leverage its facility or property to meet a community need and reach more people?
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