Mercy and service is not only commanded by Christ, it is an important way we minister Christ to each other.
Mercy within the Church
God calls us to love and support the “family of God.” Paul urges the church in Galatians 6:10 to “do good to all,” adding, “and especially the household of faith.” The biblical mandate to take care of one another in the family of God is supported throughout scripture: By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35 (James 1:17, 27; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15)
Mercy is not primarily done by some committee charged with writing checks when needs arise. Mercy leaders organize the community to meet and care for each other.
We desire a holistic approach to mercy. We want to avoid "toxic charity" that can do more harm than good, nor do we want to create patterns of enablement that never fully help. Mercy should engage the whole person and offer help that can truly last.
For more information about our mercy ministry or to apply as a member for mercy help, please contact us.
Mercy in the Community
The church has always understood a charge to show compassion and love to the world by meeting material needs. We support various local ministries that offer mercy relief in far greater ways than we could on our own.
We also recognize the call to offer aid on occasion when crises arise. Hebrews 13:2 "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."
Our mercy form can be picked up at the church facility and deposited in the dropbox by the office. Our Service and Mercy Team will review every request and determine our ability to help.