meet our need advocates:
Jamie Parsons, LPC
Lea Anne Ellison
webster county chapter
What is The Need Network?
A network comprised of businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals that collaborate to share and to meet the needs of others based on the Biblical model found in Acts 4:32-35, 1 Timothy 6: 17-19, and 2 Corinthians 8:13-15. “Needs” for the purpose of this Network include but are not limited to a lack of financial or tangible resources that are unattainable due to circumstance that is imperative for everyday functioning. (See examples of needs under the question How do I share a need to The Need Network?)
“All believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions were their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 4:32-35
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:17-19.
“I’m not saying this in order to ease someone else’s load by overloading you, but as a matter of fair balance. Your surplus could meet their need, and their abundance may one day meet your need. This equal sharing opportunity will mean a fair balance. As it is written: The one who gathered much didn’t have too much, and the one who gathered little didn’t have too little.” 2 Corinthians 8:13-15
How does The Need Network Operate?
The Need Network is comprised of Need Advocates (businesses, churches, organizations & individuals) who communicate and meet needs presented to the network. The presented needs will then be broadcasted to the network through email, allowing opportunity to give resources to meet, or to meet the need directly.
What is the purpose of The Need Network?
To foster awareness of the needs of others, bring unity and networking to the body of Christ, and promote that everyone can make a difference.
In what region does The Need Network Operate?
Currently, The Need Network is based within Christian, Greene, and Webster counties.
How do I join The Need Network and become a Need Advocate?
Click "Join The Need Network” below. You will simply fill out a form that ensures we have your correct contact information.
What is my role as a Need Advocate?
Your role as Need Advocate includes but is not limited to:
Being aware of others’ needs
Communicating needs to The Need Network
Meeting needs when you are able, or, sharing a resource you know of that could meet the need
How do I share a need to The Need Network?
Simply complete the Need Advocate Request form below. Following are examples of needs that might be presented to The Need Network:
“We spoke with a family that is struggling financially because of job loss and their washing machine quit working. They had a repairman come and it is unrepairable. They need a washing machine.”
“I work with a mother of a young daughter who is working on her sobriety. Her young daughter needs warm clothes for the winter months. She wears size 18-24 months, and size 5/6 shoes.”
What does it cost to join The Need Network?
Absolutely nothing. If you decide to contribute to meet a need, or the overall cause of The Need Network, you will receive a contribution statement reporting your tax-deductible gift from the 501(c)3 federally recognized charitable organization, The Source Ministries, Inc.
How can I support The Need Network?
You can support The Need Network by joining as a Need Advocate committing to both share and meet needs as they arise, or by committing to a tax deductible, one-time, or monthly donation.
Email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.