Service and Outreach
Matthew 25: 35-36,40
For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.
And the King will say, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”
We encourage our church to be aware of opportunities to help others both in our own community and around the world. Building relationships with others can also be an important part of this.
We are to be witnesses by expressing God’s love through words and actions. We are to seek the lost, proclaim a gospel of peace and salvation from sin, work for righteousness and justice, and serve people as Jesus did. We are called to be a channel of God’s healing and hope to the world.
Our church is actively involved with all of the “Local Connections” groups listed here.
The Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective includes:
The church today is also called to witness to people of every culture, ethnicity, or nationality. The mission of the church does not require the protection of any nation or empire. Christians are strangers and aliens within all cultures. Yet the church itself is God’s nation, encompassing people who have come from every tribe and nation. Indeed, its mission is to reconcile differing groups, creating one new humanity and providing a preview of that day when all the nations shall stream to the mountain of the Lord and be at peace.