Missions: Outreach and Evangelism

Outreach


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.


Evangelism

Evangelism is sharing the Gospel with other people. We do believe in objective truth. We believe that not all paths lead to eternal life. We belief the only path to eternal life is what Jesus said to us, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6). We work towards equipping one another to speak the truth in love to our neighbors. We want to communicate what we believe about Jesus with a tone of gentleness and respect. Yet there is a sense of urgency to help others--or possibly even you!--to know who Jesus is so that they too can experience Resurrection Life for themselves!

Ministry of the Month

For the month of September, we will be supporting the World Renew Haiti in their efforts to help the people of Haiti recover from the devastation of the most recent earthquake. In August, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti and surrounding areas destroying more than 53,000 homes, with many injuries and deaths. World Renew is working to provide tarps for shelter and kits that contain household and personal care items for families who have lost their homes. Please consider donating to World Renew to support their efforts for the people of Haiti.

Ministries We Support

WORLD RENEW

A worldwide ministry focused on community development, disaster response and rehabilitation, and peace and justice.

Prison Fellowship International

For more than 40 years, Prison Fellowship International has built programs in prisons around the world that are restoring prisoners’ lives, helping their families, and successfully integrating them back into the community. PFI desires to share the gospel, rescue children, restore justice.

Excel Kids

Excel Kids is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential as God designed them. Their primary focus is to assist children with challenges to overcome and lead as productive and independent lives as possible.

Operation Christmas Child

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Safe Families

Safe Families for Children is a movement fueled by thousands of families who practice biblical hospitality. By opening their homes they are caring for children whose parents or guardians are struggling. This work isn’t possible without the commitment of hundreds of churches all across the country.

Resonate Global Mission

At Resonate, we bring the Gospel to people, neighborhoods, communities, churches and the world to embolden them in participating in God’s mission and faithfully proclaiming and living out the good news of Jesus.