Announcing New ACFJ Resources — a flyer and business cards
Barb and Jeff C are pleased to announce that Persistent Widow has come on board as an Editor at this blog. She’s been doing various things behind the scenes for some time, particularly in the area of lobbying. Some of you may remember that she has written some very challenging book reviews at Amazon. Lobbying seems to be one of her gifts, and we are confident that her work will greatly enhance our endeavor to awaken the evangelical church to domestic abuse. Here is Persistent Widow’s first post:
As we know, the scourge of domestic abuse in the church is epidemic and the need to help the oppressed, and educate the church on this issue is crucial. We all feel like we would like to do more, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start.
We are excited to announce that we have two new resources available to refer people to our online community. We now have a flyer and business cards with our blog information on them. Both are downloadable, and can be printed in either color or black and white. They can be accessed below, and links will be on our resources page for easy access.
The flyers have tear-off blog information, and can be hung on public bulletin boards. They can be sent in e-mails to domestic violence shelters, therapists, and to others who minister to victims. Often, it is secular agencies who are counseling those victimized by domestic abuse, and further traumatized by the ‘c’hurch’s intervention. When I went back to the abuse shelter and gave them a copy of Not Under Bondage, for their reference shelf, they were very thankful, as they are desperately in need of resources to help Christians. Use your creativity and distribute these freely!
Many times, while telling others about the blog, I find myself fumbling around for a pen and paper, usually ending the conversation by advising that the blog can be found in an internet search. Now we have these great cards to alleviate that problem. Print off a sheet, cut them apart, and keep them in your billfold to distribute to others. As we talk to others about this crisis in the church, we will find that there are many who will benefit by our fellowship at A Cry for Justice. Hand them out and leave them in stacks where you think they will be most helpful. It’s time to spread the word!