Jesus’ call to the church to be his hands and feet to a broken world has placed a burning desire in the heart of our church to be intentional about making a tangible difference in our community. Our hope in this endeavor is to disciple the men, women, students, and children that God has placed in our church community to live justly in each of our cities. We believe that God has a heart for justice and pays close attention to how we treat the broken people around us. Scripture is clear that the grace we receive demands our action on behalf of those in need. As Tim Keller writes,
If a person has grasped the meaning of God's grace in his heart, he will do justice. If he doesn't live justly, then he may say with his lips that he is grateful for God's grace, but in his heart he is far from him. If he doesn't care about the poor, it reveals that at best he doesn't understand the grace he has experienced, and at worst he has not really encountered the saving mercy of God. Grace should make you just.
We have narrowed our focus in our community engagement to allow us to go “a mile deep” with each organization we support, rather than a “mile wide” across the region. We have selected to work with Family Sharing Center of Ozaukee County and CareNet of Southeast Wisconsin. To learn more or to get involved, please contact us.