SERVE IN OUR COMMUNITY
To love our neighbors near and far: pediatric cancer patients receiving care at 6565, homeless high school students at a nearby school, vulnerable children in Haiti who we'll visit next summer.
"But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare." Jeremiah 29:7
Neighborhood Engagement forges a pathway to discipleship that invites our congregation to see and know our neighbors as image-bearers of the Most High God. We seek to know our neighbors and build friendships in the community near our Church home.
To see our neighborhood transformed in practical and spiritual ways as the congregation practices whole life stewardship of the Gospel while meeting the needs of community partners.
To follow the example of Jesus
To catalyze the local church as the agent of Christ’s love and instruments of His peace, justice, and love
To welcome everyone in the body of Christ that has a desire to love our neighbors
We have been working for 18 months to Learn, Love and Lead new initiatives to get to know and care for our neighbors in vicinity of the new church property.
At present, the following initiatives offer our church the opportunity to share our vision of ‘home’ with some of the spiritually and physically impoverished in the community.
Cultural Connections: Offering hospitality in our own church ‘home’
Adoption/Foster Care: Caring for the orphans
Local Schools: Caring for students and families to meet resource and mentoring needs
Willston Community Center: Caring for the staff and the diverse, local neighborhood families being served by the center who are 98% recipients of free-reduced lunch
Homestretch: Caring for the poor, in families that are recovering from homelessness through our support of 2 ‘sacred homes’ with financial and other family care