Pursuing meaningful relationship with people experiencing poverty, vulnerability, or hardship
Sunday, July 17th
after worship gathering
Short North Building, 345 E 2nd Ave
Have you ever wondered how as a church, Veritas seeks to love our neighbors, especially those who experience financial poverty, homelessness, or similar hardships? Or have you ever wanted to help someone, but you just didn’t know how? We believe this is something God calls every believer to do, and the Imago Dei Ministry would love to help equip you and encourage you!
Join us next Sunday, July 17th for an informal interest meeting right after the gathering. We will provide food, and you will have a chance to hear more about the Imago Dei Ministry as well as get to know us and ask any questions!
Please reach out to Anna Rosenthal at email@example.com if you have any questions beforehand
Spotlight: Pete Rex
Mission: Gather, Equip, and Send a community of disciples who are available to walk alongside and build meaningful relationships with neighbors experiencing hardship or struggle.
- The practical needs of our immediate neighbors are being cared for
- Meaningful relationships characterized by friendship, accountability, and support are being pursued
- Every person who engages Veritas for help feels valued, dignified, and loved in ways that reflects God’s character and love for us
- The Gospel of Christ is lived out within His Church in both word and deed; action and proclamation
Every human being is created in the image of God, and therefore has unique value and beauty (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 9:6, James 3:9, 1 Corinth 3:16-17).
We must not only seek to meet the practical needs at hand, but also seek to communicate value, worth, and dignity to every person we encounter
The Gospel compels every follower of Christ to love their neighbor in radically sacrificial ways (Mark 12:31, Luke 14:12-14, Luke 10:25-37)
Practical Implications: Meaningful friendship is inconvenient at times, and will require sacrifice. As we reflect on God’s abundant mercy and generosity in our own lives, we hold out our hands in open surrender. Freely we have received; freely we must give
The Church is explicitly called to serve the poor, vulnerable and “the least of these…” (Isaiah 58:6-7, 1 John 3:16-17, James 1:27, James 2:15-17, Matt 25:40-45)
Practical Implications: The call to specifically care for the poor and vulnerable is not optional. Instead the question becomes; “As a disciple of Christ, How will I live out this call in my own life?”
Throughout His ministry, Jesus continually broke down barriers of class, race, religion, and self-righteousness (Matt 9:13, Luke 7:36, Luke 18:15, Mark 1:41, Luke 5:13)
Practical Implications: We must not only pursue meaningful relationship with those who are like us, or with whom we feel comfortable; but we must also look to pursue meaningful relationship with those who are different from us
All material, temporal remedies will ultimately fall short of fulfilling mankind’s greatest need: Salvation in Jesus Christ through faith alone. (Mark 16:15, John 3:3-21, John 6:26-40, Matt 4:4, Eph 2:1-10)
Practical Implications: We must not only seek to meet the practical needs at hand, but obediently and boldly profess the Gospel of Christ to a broken and hurting world
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