Love Local: God’s Call for Community Engagement
God calls every one of his followers to love and serve those in need. It was His plan for the Church from the beginning, and it continues to this day. It is the Church’s responsibility and privilege to reflect God’s love for all people by providing food, water, shelter, companionship, and protection to those who might need it.
Did you know that God calls his followers to bless others? But we often get so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget this. Join Pastor Greg as he looks at the way God invited Abraham into relationship with Him in Genesis 12:1-3 and made blessing an integral part of our relationship with him. (5/17/15)
Have you ever wanted to be a part of something bigger than yourself? For thousands of years, the followers of God have made a difference in the lives of people in need. Join Pastor Greg as he takes us on a 4,000 year tour of people caring for the poor and needy in their communities and invites us to join that legacy. (5/24/15)
What’s the connection between faith and action? Does one automatically lead to the other? Join Alicia Thoj, our Community Engagement Director, as she shares some of the clearest teaching in the New Testament on living out our faith in practical ways to care for the needy in our communities. (5/31/15)
We long for heaven, but for now, we’re stuck on earth, with all its hunger, homelessness, and injustice. But what if we could bring some of heaven’s perfection into our imperfection? Join Pastor Greg as he turns to the most famous prayer in the Bible for insight into how we can bring heaven to earth. (6/7/15)
We've all had the experience: driving up the corner and we see someone holding a sign asking for money. What if they were more than simply a person who’s hit hard times? What if it was actually Jesus standing in front of you? This week, Pastor Greg shows from Matthew 25 how that truth might be closer than we think. (6/14/15)