“This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor.’ Zechariah 7:9-10
The Vineyard’s Compassion & Justice Ministry is one way that as a church community we can demonstrate and tell all people about the reality of God’s Kingdom in everyday life. Jesus said to go and make disciples of all nations; we can do this by being humble ministers of mercy, justice, love and reconciliation to the overlooked in St. Louis and beyond. Throughout the bible, God shows his heart for the overlooked and oppressed, often naming widows, orphans, foreigners, the poor, and prisoners. We believe we are called to show God’s love and power to all those around us, but to also intentionally cross over socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, language, and geographical divides to ‘do justice.’
Our desire is to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading and recognize that poverty is not just a matter of material poverty, but involves broken relationships. While remembering that through Jesus’ work- not our own efforts- we are reconciled to our Father, we aim to humbly show all people that they are God’s masterpiece.
Check out how you can get involved and learn more:
As part of our outreach ministry, Vineyard Community Church helps to support Vineyard churches in Zacatecas City, Mexico. For more information about these churches, check out the links below.
‘He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.’ Micah 6:8