While it might sound strange, the appropriate use of food can be an important part of transforming congregations. Here are some thoughts: 1. The providing of food at various occasions is a “speed bump” that gets people to slow down and interact.
2. It allows for the building of relationships if an intentional pattern of interaction is part of the gathering that involves people connecting with new or different people. 3. It symbolizes sharing and the giving of gifts that shows genuine concern for the well-being of others. 4. It can be a ministry that brings satisfaction to the giver.