The absence of work opportunities is not just a factor in poverty; it is a loss of human dignity and a squandering of gifts and abilities God grants to each of us. How can pastors and congregations promote and support new jobs and business? Rather than just looking to existing businesses or to government agencies to create jobs, let’s ask “what can the church do?” Rather than blaming Washington or Wall Street let’s rise up with God’s help and do something in the church! Within our churches are simultaneously many who need and want to find meaningful work --- and others with skills, experiences, networks, resources to help their brothers and sisters find or create new business and work opportunities. Let’s not just stand there . . . let’s start something!