A Gift of Time

For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one Time Dollar. Then you have a Time Dollar to spend on having someone do something for you. It’s that simple. Yet it also has profound effects. Time Banks change neighborhoods and whole communities. Time Banking is a social change movement in 22 countries and six continents. (From www.timebanks.org)

Hmm. I wonder if churches–in our case, simple-church families–could organize stuff like thisfor the purpose of serving within the fellowships and also in the community. Often the challenge for house churches is to avoid becoming ingrown. Being related to others via providing needed services and also being provided for seems to strike at the core of “between the worlds” values. It’s about community and servanthood. It’s about loving the world as Christ loved it, as a servant.

I’ve never been very good at organizing things, but maybe I could earn a “TimeDollar” somewhere and exchange it for an administrative whiz to explore this.

Like I said at the start of this post: hmm.

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