Mercy and Justice
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? - Micah 6:8
Jesus Christ came to bring liberation from sin and death. He came proclaiming the good news of his kingdom in which there is prosperity, peace, harmony, and joy. The church is a community that belongs to this kingdom by faith and that demonstrates and points to the kingdom that will come in its fullness at the return of Jesus Christ. Even now, the church is to reflect the life of the kingdom as we invite people to enter into the kingdom through repentance and faith. As a new community created by God’s Spirit, we are to care for one another. This is why Paul instructs us to do good to all, especially to those of the household of faith. There should not be any among us that are needy, and we should strive to do justice to the poor around us. This is the foundation of our mercy ministry.
Poverty is about lacking resources: mentally, educationally, monetarily, occupationally, and so on. But at its heart, poverty is relational. The poor lack many different things, but what they lack most is people who will stand with them in hardship and injustice and who are able to leverage their own resources to help them flourish. Jesus is for us; he offers his riches; and his people are the instruments of tangible help and ministers of his saving word.
So the church is to be a community that proclaims and demonstrates the kingdom of God through the preaching of the gospel and the work of liberation through generous justice. Trinity Church strives to be a community of grace and love which serves and seeks justice for those who are most vulnerable through listening, advocacy, generosity, and friendship. The goal of our mercy ministry is to bring relief in crisis, development of those being helped, and reform to unjust systems in order to witness to the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
For more information about mercy ministry at Trinity Church, reference our Mercy Ministry Values and Procedures.
If you would like to request assistance from the Trinity Church community, whether you are a member or not, you can fill out the application provided below. Once you've submitted the application, a deacon will contact you to set up an interview. The application and interview are both designed to help us get to know you and your situation so that we can offer holistic help that can truly bring flourishing.