outreach

local outreach OPPORTUNITIES in response to covid-19

As the effects of COVID 19 and the social distancing continue to affect families and individuals in our city and community, new opportunities to be the church to people in great need have presented themselves. Please consider how you can be a part of helping the most vulnerable during this time.


H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat)

Meal prep and delivery

Contact scott@hopews.org • 336-816-0801


SAMARITAN MINISTRIES

SAMARITAN MINISTRIES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


LOVE OUT LOUD WS

COIVID RESPONSE OPPORTUNITIES


RED CROSS

RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION


BLESS EVERY HOME

Bless every home  gives you the tools to become a Light for Christ in your neighborhood. Join an ever-growing community of Christ followers who are devoted to being a Light in their neighborhoods through praying for, caring for, sharing the gospel with, and discipling their neighbors. Sign up here.


LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

  • If your neighborhood has an app or Facebook group, reach out and offer to help shop or get supplies for folks who cannot get out.
  • If you don't have an app, call or text your neighbors, or maybe put a sign in the yard with your contact info (Need help...call me here)
  • Spend time outside in the yard, tons of my neighbors were outside this weekend because they're stuck at home, conversations across the yard are great opportunities to connect, encourage, pray for them.
  • Have a prayer walk with your family through the neighborhood. Don't be creepy about it, but stop and pray at each home.
  • Really old school idea here... but what about mailing cards of encouragement to your neighbors? Maybe share our website and encourage them to join us online for church this weekend?

These are just some ideas, you do what makes sense in your neighborhood! While this certainly is a challenging moment in our world, it's an amazing opportunity for the church to be that City set on a Hill and shine brightly with the hope of Jesus Christ. I am praying we do just that!

EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD 

In our mission to make disciples of every man, woman, and child, we recognize that discipleship process begins in a relationship of demonstrated love and mercy as modeled by Christ. It is much easier for a person to understand the love of Christ personally, when he or she has experienced that same love from one of Christ’s followers. In fact, the two greatest commands Jesus gave His own disciples were to Love God with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind…and secondly to love their neighbor as themselves. 


When Jesus was asked “Who is my Neighbor?” by a young lawyer, through the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) Jesus illustrated that a neighbor is anyone that God sovereignly places in my life to love and show mercy to.


God has sovereignly placed our church within the city of Winston-Salem to be a living representation of His love and mercy to our neighbors in this city. As citizens of His Kingdom, we commit to loving our neighbors as He would. Using the Good Samaritan illustration as a model, we commit to loving our neighbor in these three ways: 



WE COMMIT TO BEING PRESENT WITH OUR NEIGHBORS. (LUKE 10: 30-34a)

We value the dignity of each person through human interaction and we learn about our neighbors through relationship.


WE COMMIT TO DO THE WORK OF BINDING WOUNDS. (LUKE 10:34)

Corporately and individually we mobilize to give and serve with compassion to meet felt needs.


WE COMMIT TO LONG-TERM GOOD OF OUR NEIGHBORS. (LUKE 10:35-37)

We seek to understand and affect the transformation of systems that

may be wounding our neighbors again and again.