The Bible is not ambiguous about the enormous responsibility of the Christian and Christian ministry to demonstrate acts of kindness and compassion toward the poor, the marginalized, and the needy. We are called by God to love and serve those in need with our talents, skills, possessions, and time. Caring for the poor, the needy, the homeless, and the imprisoned is an integral part of the Biblical story of God’s restoration of humanity and the good news Jesus preached.
The love and glory of God revealed in Jesus Christ is the vehicle that motivates us to “remember the poor,” show them acts of kindness and compassion, and to walk in solidarity with the hungry, the oppressed, and the disheartened. We help these individuals realize that they are created in God’s image and that they matter to God. By restoring their self-worth and human dignity, we are fostering a life of sustaining hope and holistic development.
Genesis 14:20; Leviticus 27:30-32; Deuteronomy 8:18; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 6:1-4,19-21; 19:21; 23:23; Luke 12:16-21,42; 16:1-13; Acts 2:44-47; 17:24-25; Romans 6:6-22; 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; 16:1-4; Philippians 4:10-19; 1 Peter 1:18-19.
At Jesus Center, we’re actively engaged in three main forms of Christian stewardship and social outreach.
Short Term Mission