In this economic downturn some industries are being harder hit than others. I have a concern for Christians who don't have transferrable skills that are being hit.
I am thinking that we, the church, should consider forming Christian communities, shared living places, to help. I have seen various things like this work. The economic model is incredibly good... a community can often support itself for about $150 per week per person for food and shared housing. This is far less than it costs for individual living.
Would anyone have an interest in working on this concept? There would be various things that we could do. Plus, there is a group of believers that are wanting to work on various 'models' in Mansfield, PA, that can be tranferred to to other areas.