“Reaching Out” to others is something Jesus asked and commanded us to do.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34-35
“Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20
James said it this way, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
Reaching out to others can be something as simple as taking a few moments to pray for someone or meeting a tangible need like changing a tire or offering a meal. It can also be as involved as traveling oversees and spending two weeks submerged in the culture and lives of another people. Reaching out in the way God calls us to is somewhere in between and as easy to find as opening our eyes and listening to God’s Spirit directing us.
Click the local and global tabs to see how you can join us for regular outreaches to people in our community or help us meet the needs of those around the world. Please feel free and encouraged to let us know what you are doing and how we can join you as you follow Jesus’ command to reach out to those around us.