Zechariah 7:9-10a: “This is what the Lord Almighty said: Administer true justice, show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor.”
The list of people in these two short verses has been entitled 'The Quartet of the Vulnerable'. We desire to serve these people and gives shape to our philosophy of our missionary activity. It boils down to 4 Goals:
1. Aware – we want to learn about each other’s experiences. We want to learn about the struggles and challenges of living in both under-resourced neighborhoods, and also about the challenges of living in a privileged suburban context.
2. Care – we want to care about each other. We want to see each other’s challenges as our own challenges. We want to get past stereotypes, and into real relationships.
3. Share – we want to share life together. We want to hang out, play basketball, serve in food pantries, and eventually, share economic burdens as well (2 Corinthians 8:1-15).
4. Dare – we want to be pushed out of our “comfort zones.” We want to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and trust that God will build up the Church in unity, while also embracing diversity. After all, we serve a Triune God, who is both Three & One–One God in Three Persons.
More particularly, we are guided by the Philosophy of the Christian Community Development Association. Theologically, we are guided by Protestant Evangelical reformed convictions. We also honor the legacy of the Church throughout history, as summarized in the creeds & confessions of the Christian Reformed Church. However, we are committed to working with all Christians who embrace what C.S. Lewis popularized as “mere Christianity.”
Partner With Us! We need & welcome other partners, both churches and individuals. We need volunteers to develop friendships, invest in the community, and lead classes in various areas of ministry. Please contact the church: 919-482-2382.
Below are a list of ministries we actively support with our time and money: