Care / Service
We believe God’s heart goes out to the weak, helpless, impoverished, oppressed, and needy. Therefore, we desire to extend mercy to one another and to all to whom we minister, especially to the last, the lost, and the least. We believe the Bible teaches and illustrates that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in concrete ways through the local church by ministering to people’s spiritual and emotional brokenness, as well as physical ailments and needs. The poor are to be served as though we serve Jesus himself. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local community.
1 Peter 4:9-11
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.