The first quarter of our annual Lifecycle of Renewal—a framework that helps us engage with Christ’s renewing work in our lives, our city, and our world—reminds us that we are first and foremost the beloved of God. We are created in his image, fully loved and fully accepted. Before we knew Christ, he called us beloved and drew us to him.
This is how we view and engage one another and our neighbors throughout the city: with the understanding that every single person bears the innate dignity and value of the imago Dei (image of God).
We therefore we seek to protect the value of human life and restore dignity to anyone from whom it has been taken. But if we say we care about the sanctity of life, that means all life, from the unborn to refugees and immigrants to minorities to those experiencing homelessness to those facing the death penalty (both not guilty and guilty) to senior citizens.
For more information on the entire Lifecycle of Renewal, check out the video at the top of our Missions page. The following opportunities help our hearts, heads, and hands engage with being beloved and reminding others that they too are beloved by Christ.
Sanctity of Life Sunday
This Sunday we’ll have the opportunity as a church to reflect together on Christ’s heart for life through his Word and through engaging with our local partner, Claris Health.
Claris Health Diaper Drive
One of the tangible ways God has shepherded us to navigate and provide holistic care for kids and families as part of local missionsis through our annual Claris Health Diaper Drive.
Hygiene Kits Outreach
We have an opportunity to show each person coming to use the mobile shower unit at the Hope Center that they have innate dignity and are seen and valued—not just by us but, most importantly, by God!