Christians are dual citizens. We are citizens of the Kingdom of God by faith in Jesus Christ and also citizens of an earthly “kingdom”. Consequently, we have an obligation in both realms. Not only do we have a dual citizenship but also dual commissions. Jesus gave us two Great Commandments: Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and love our neighbor as ourselves. If we love God and love our neighbors, we will take seriously our dual citizenship and dual commissions. Loving our neighbor certainly includes sharing the Good News, but it also means that we will actively promote the common good in the context of our community, state, and nation. With this objective in mind, our Church In Action Team seek to love “our neighbors” through participating in outreaches such as Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse), Sending Christmas cards to military and shut-ins, visiting residents at assisted living homes, preparing and distributing Blessing Bags to the homeless.
We also have partnered with local ministries through financial and prayer support – Hannah’s Home, Ivy Women’s Center, Friends of Recovery.
We will be participating in Hope Delivered on Saturday, August 26th. Hope Delivered ( Hope Delivered | Facebook) is an outreach that has partnered with Convoy of Hope. Area churches, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies will be joining together in this FREE community-wide weekend that will unite dozens of resources within the community providing instant accessibility for those in need of help and hope. The projected attendance for this even in Lake County is 10,000 people. Visit their Facebook page for more information.