Thursday, November 15, 2007

Doing Good Things: Feed Your Faith

November 15, 2007

The World's Biggest Blog Party has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and I am just now getting to contribute to this project conceived my our friend Tim. (Actually, I maintain that it was a synchronous a-ha moment between Tim and me, but his superpowers kicked in and made it actually happen.) So, the WBBP has a goal of "Connecting the Globe for Good" through blogging about a specific organization or charity.

Feed Your Faith is a not-for-profit ministry to which I am particularly attached. For one, it is run by our friend Mike, and Mike is a great guy. And for another, Mike does more than just talk about helping others. He put his words into action and formed Feed Your Faith. And--best of all--he put his plans into action. Feed Your Faith exists for two purposes:

  • Building up the body of Christ by bringing Christian speakers and events to the Knoxville area.
  • Helping needy persons by donating the proceeds from Feed Your Faith events to local charities.

Feed Your Faith is a group of evangelical Christians working collaboratively outside and across denominations to engage Christ's Church in East Tennessee. FYF is dedicated to bring the best Christian speakers, teachers, and artists to engage Christians and non-Christians in our sphere of influence. In turn, FYF donates the proceeds from events to local missions and ministries in the greater Knoxville area. FYF's mission is to teach Jesus during our seminars, praise Jesus during our concerts, and to be Jesus to people in our community by assisting area ministries.

The most recent events: what I hear was a fantastic concert by Christian bands Sanctus Real, NEEDTOBREATHE, and This Beautiful Republic. I wasn't able to go to this, but Randy and Jesse gave it rave reviews. Ben Olin from This Beautiful Republic talks about his experience with Feed Your Faith here. I am looking forward to more events like this. And the money generated by the concert? Yeah. It goes right back into the community. Just like when Lee Strobel did a Feed Your Faith event in the spring and all the money went to Knoxville's Compassion Coalition.

Mike's got things in the works with several other speakers, and I look forward to seeing what God does through Feed Your Faith. If you live in the Knoxville area, be sure to subscribe to the Feed Your Faith website to see what's coming up. And if you are led to become a supporter of FYF, click on the link above and check out the "donate" options. Ten dollars a month goes a long, long way; in fact, most homeless ministries can feed 10 people for $10.00. Imagine this. You give $10 to Feed Your Faith, which puts on an event and 20 people hear the Gospel for the first time. And FYF turns around and donates $15.00 to a homeless ministry.

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