Community Services

Community Services Director -TheresaThe purpose of Community Services Mission is to serve the poor and hurting in the name of Christ. This mission is a need oriented service, and concentrates its efforts in community based social services, disaster response, inner city work, health screening, family life and health education, social problems such as unemployment and literacy.

Through humanitarian acts we make known the just, merciful, and loving character of God. To work with those in need is an expression of our love for God. The compassionate ministry of Jesus is its own abundant motive and reward.

This Church mission is to reflect the character of God through humanitarian activities. Provide assistance in situation of crisis or long-term distress and work towards the development of long-term solution with those affected. Facilitate the right and ability of children to attain their full potential and assist in assuring each child’s survival to achieve that potential.

THE BIBLE BASIS FOR THIS MISSION:

Our responsibility as believers is very clear “Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17)

“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppresses go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Is it not to deal the bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him.” (Isaiah 57:6-7).

Christ showed the continued relevance of the messages in Isaiah by quoting the prophet in support of His special ministry (Luke 4:18-19). Christ had a particular concern for those in the most vulnerable parts of society: the poor, the deprived, the disabled, and the sick. Christ wants the believers, the Church, to help those in need. (Matthew 25:31-46) outlines what Christ desires of those who follows and believe in Him. The Bible views it as natural that the love that God has for humanity be reflected by the community of believers.

“If a man has enough to live on, and yet when he sees another in need shuts up his heart against that person, how dwelleth the love of God in him (1 John 3:17), The Christian responsibility, was demonstrated in the example of the early Church (Acts 4:34-35) This community of believers saw its task as also including assistance and care for those in need. “The Church is called both to be a witness and a servant (Galatians 5:6,13) Serve one another in love”

SOME SERVICES WE PROVIDE:

  1. Distribution of Food and/or clothing to victims of tragic circumstances.
  2. Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to needy families or individuals.
  3. A food pantry which provides free distribution of food and clothing to those in need.
  4. Clothing and feeding the homeless and poor.