Veritas Mercy grows servants of mercy and reconciliation.
Veritas Mercy was created to connect our learning with our living. We are taught the “what” and “why” of the Gospel, but we often have trouble figuring out the “how” of being on Gospel mission. It is so easy for us to get caught up in religious routine and neglect God’s heart for justice, mercy, and faithfulness (Micah 6:8).
As a church, neighborhood outreach is all about getting to know the community. It’s also a chance to make Veritas known in the community. We want our neighbors to see the church as a body that not only enjoys, but serves the neighborhood. Through our efforts, we aim to build a strong, tangible presence in neighborhoods throughout Columbus.
The purpose of community development is to bring a person, family, or community to self-sufficiency. It is an on-going change that moves all the people involved–the helper and the helped–closer to being in right relationship with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. Development requires sustainability, ownership, and root-cause impact.
As one of the most prominent injustices in the world, we believe the faith community should be actively involved in the fight against human trafficking. She Has A Name is an organization birthed out of Veritas Community Church that is committed to anti-human trafficking efforts. We join Jesus in declaring that survivors have a name, nobility, and narrative. Learn more
How we respond to poverty will be informed by our understanding of its causes. If we think the cause of poverty is a lack of knowledge, we will educate. If we think it is a lack of resources, we will give things. However, if we see that poverty is a result of broken relationships, we should seek to reconcile these broken relationships. We were made to be in relationship with our Creator, His creation (society), our self, and others. Based on that definition of poverty, we clearly see that we all suffer from a form of poverty. Our response to poverty is relationship reconciliation.
Our commitment to the gospel is our primary motivation to minister to the marginalized and forgotten about in Columbus. As we grasp the immensity of grace freely given to us by Christ’s death on the cross, we are compelled to be active participants in God’s grand narrative of redemption.
We believe that God has blessed every person with gifts and resources that should be used to glorify Him. Rather than focus on what’s lacking in individuals and neighborhoods, we will focus on gifting and solutions. This affirms people’s dignity and creates an environment of growth rather than dependency.
Serve by Giving
Our money is most effective when used in line with how God calls us to use it.