Community Outreach

 

Ministry Partners

 

 
  • Multi-Ethnic Communities
 
  • World Relief
     

     

    World Relief is a refugee resettlement agency that partners with local churches to help refugees adjust to life in the United States.  Every year, thousands of people around the world flee their homes to escape persecution.  When there is no other option for them, our government grants some permanent residence here in the US.  When they arrive, they usually come with one bag, know nothing about life in the US, and know no one who can help them.  Their circumstances provide churches with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate God's love.

     

    Partner website

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Who We Are

 
 
Vision:

Our vision is a community in which individuals and families experience spiritual, personal, social, and economic well-being through the demonstration of Christ's love.
 

 

Mission:

Our mission is to provide volunteer resources and serve as an intercessor on behalf of organizations serving the poor and marginalized in our community.

 

 

How We Plan to Accomplish Our Mission:

By focusing our efforts into four areas: Education, Poverty, Justice & Families, we will be able to have greater impact in the community by providing for immediate needs (Compassionate Relief), to create strategies to break down cycles of poverty and injustice (personal empowerment) and to be a catalyst for transforming culture (Community Development).

 
Accomplish Our Mission:

 

  • City Renewal
     

    God cares deeply for cities, and he cares about our city. Our work as Christians should contribute to our community's well-being. City Renewal is about restoration. Renewal takes ministries of mercy, compassion, justice, place-making, vocation, and calling...seriously. In fact, "renewal means to be restored like shalom." Shalom refers to God's kind of peace, a peace where human flourishing is made possible. God's people are called to be agents of restoration and renewal in the city. We see an Old Testament example of this in Jeremiah 29:4-7. The people of God are told to seek the shalom of ancient Babylon, even while they were strangers in a foreign land: "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." (v.7) The flourishing of God's people was symbiotically connected to the flourishing of the city.

     

    God's work of renewal in us restores us to be the hands and feet of Jesus, wherever he sends us, so that we can be about God's restorative work - his mission - in the world and in our communities. As we grow in Christ, our renewal propels us to bless and serve our communities in creative and meaningful ways through our families and through our vocations. In fact, churches have the opportunity to serve many needs of the city: to help restore relational, emotional, and physical needs; not merely "spiritual" needs. This is part of what it looks like to be about city renewal. It has been suggested that one of the most powerful ways "to show people the truth of Christianity is to serve the common good." When our works don't line up with our speech, people tune out and our credibility is questioned. Vocation, service, mercy, justice - all of these actions, or deeds, flow from hearts that have been captured by Jesus and compelled by his love.

     

    As Christians, we are called to serve the common good in genuinely meaningful ways because we are disciples of Jesus.

 
     

Isaiah 58:9-12

If you get rid of unfair practices, quit blaming victims,
    quit gossiping about other people's sins,
If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
I will always show you where to go.
    I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places-firm muscles, strong bones.
You'll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry.
You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew, rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
You'll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate

 


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