“Learn to do good;
Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless,
Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.”
Great things are happening in the FREED ministry at Bethel Church! A Community Justice Assessment (CJA) team is being formed to do research assessing the needs in our immediate area regarding injustice.
A thorough data-driven process designed to discover issues of injustice in your community and targeted opportunities for ministry engagement
ØUnderstand what, why, how, when, where, and to whom and by whom injustice is occurring in your community
ØIdentify existing services and organizations striving to address those issues and the gaps
ØCreate a baseline of knowledge, educate others, and identify options for partnership
ØDiscover the existing strengths in your church, your interests and abilities, and how you can best minister to those suffering
Some of the goals of the CJA team:
•Gather demographics, statistics, and trends (who, what, where, and why)
•Determine who is focused where with what solutions
•Identify gaps and where Bethel might fit
•Target Bethel’s God-given talents, abilities, and resources most effectively to address this situation in the local community
Here are some ways you can get involved right now:
1. Pray – Pray for the CJA team through the research phase for wisdom, discernment, compassion, a heart for justice, and the desire to uphold the gospel. Pray for the victims of this violent oppression and their perpetrators. Pray for the organizations that are actively seeking to end injustice and promote the gospel. Pray that the Lord would begin to stir your heart in a way that you can serve in this ministry of justice.
2. Join the SOLD team. Make a difference that impacts victims of human trafficking around the world – and do it right here in the Northwest! Download an application packet and position descriptions.