Community Engagement

As a church, we want to be followers of Jesus, in community, for the good of the world. The Community Engagement team helps us–in our daily lives and together as a church–to be for the good of the world.

Values

Loving our neighbors
Mutual relationships
Curiosity
Collaboration

Guiding Principles

Find and address root causes affecting those we serve.
Work with on-the-ground churches and organizations local to the area of service.
Discover and share stories about where God has called our congregation members to serve.
Encourage people to embrace their own capacity to effect change.
Assess potential partnerships based on our values and relationships.

How You Can Get Involved

PARTICIPATE in workshops and classes on a variety of topics throughout the year. You can find current offerings on our Events page.

READ books that have informed our understanding and values:

  • In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
    by Henri Nouwen

  • Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It
    by Robert Lupton

LISTEN to related sermons:

CONTACT: Katharine Sherwin, Community Engagement Team Leader

TEAM MEMBERS: Jaron Cheung, Grace Griffin, Heather Hopkins, Hardwin Mead, Dave Peterson, Sheriene Saadati

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

— Matthew 25:35-36