Outdoor Churches for the Homeless Growing

from staff reports

A public park can become a sanctuary.

Since many homeless people don’t feel at home in a church building, an increasing number of ministries are taking their services to the streets.

Kathy McAdams, minister of church relations for Ecclesia Ministries in Boston, said the group has helped start about 30 outdoor churches nationwide.

“It’s the kind of ministry that Jesus did,” she told Family News in Focus. “He spent a lot of His time with people who were outcast and people who were downtrodden and people who needed healing. So that’s what we feel called to do.”

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