We had the good fortune of connecting with Greg Finke and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Greg, how does your business help the community?
The goal of Dwelling 1:14 is to help people from the church go into their everyday neighborhoods and begin actually loving, serving, and practicing hospitality with their neighbors. We operate on the conviction that the reason Jesus told his followers. “Love your neighbor,” wasn’t just so they would study his words but so that their neighbors would experience his love. Can you imagine if all the people in church on Sunday got up off their pews and headed out to love their neighbors on Monday? Neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools would be transformed. That is how our work helps the world.
What should our readers know about your business?
We help people put the teachings of love and grace they hear in church into practice for the good of the community. What sets us apart is that we keep things very simple, biblical, and practical. We help everyday people gain the clarity they need to make a difference in the lives of neighbors in low-risk ways.
The biggest challenge to growing the organization was getting word out about what we do and how it impacts the lives of both the people in church and the people in neighborhoods. So, every day, we simply worked hard to help church leaders help their people make a difference. Making a difference in the life of others is fulfilling and fun. When that happens, word spreads quickly.
Generosity is the key. Freely receive and freely give. Generously help others so they can generously help others. Turns out, generosity is contagious.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh, my goodness. There is so many wonderful, tasty, and interesting things to experience in H-town. However, if I am being honest, I would find out what my friend was interested in and go from there. But what I would advocate is heading to H.E.B., getting some really good food and drink, and hanging out with some of our neighbors.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
All the humble people who have been loving their neighbors but didn’t think it counted because it didn’t happen in church.
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