“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11 (ESV)
Service Opportunities during Covid-19
Every second and fourth Saturday of each month, a team from Citylife donates food and dessert to L Street Mission to help feed the homeless in Brockton. For details, see the Info Sheet below. Please contact Nam Hee (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are willing to provide prepared food once/month as a part of a team of Citylife volunteers.
The Neighborhood Outreach Fund as been established on FaithStreet to address requests for financial assistance to our service partners. Once on the page, select "Neighborhood Outreach Fund" option from the drop-down menu. If you would like your donation to go to a specific ministry or effort, please note that in the Memo section.
How can Citylife help you love our neighbors?
The Neighborhood Outreach mission is to:
Execute on Citylife's commitment to pursuing Gospel love and justice for the needy, suffering, and marginalized, as essential attributes of an authentic Christian faith
Form and maintain service partnerships with vetted service providers; offer service opportunities and coordinate (and recruit) volunteers
Connect like-minded congregants for mutual support and more effective outcomes; help create and support lay person-led ministries and partnerships
"[God] is still looking for people -- those who know what it is like to gain at the expense of somebody else when they did not deserve it -- to use what they have, at expense to themselves, for the benefit of others. That is what he wants. That is his vision."
Stephen Um, Micah for You (The Good Book Co. 2018), p. 40.
“To my surprise, there is a direct relationship between a person’s grasp and experience of God’s grace, and his or her heart for justice and the poor... [A]s I preached the classic message that God does not give us justice but saves us by free grace, I discovered that those most affected by the message became the most sensitive to the social inequities around them.”
Timothy, Keller, Generous Justice (Penguin Books 2010), Introduction, pp xxiii-xxiv.