If you found yourself at City Church several years ago (back when we worshiped on 822 W. Franklin Street), you would have noticed a love for the work of mercy. Every month, a small group of people would drag their friends over to a place called the Conrad Center to cook a massive amount of food in order to provide a warm meal for those in need. Just as Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fish to feed thousands, this simple act of service was used to increase our faith in Jesus as we witnessed God's great favor towards the meek and humble in our city. Fast forward to today, about six years or so. We are continuing to grow in our understanding of God's abundant mercy and in doing so, God is slowly giving us the eyes of Jesus, allowing us to see those in our city who are easily overlooked. We praise God that our efforts now include partnerships with organizations that focus on hunger and homelessness, human trafficking, youth, justice initiatives, and resources for pregnant women in need.
As God grows the work of mercy among members of City Church, we want to offer people opportunities to receive training and support on a regular basis. One such opportunity is the 2014 PCA Mercy Ministry Conference being held from Thursday, March 20 to Saturday March 22 in Washington, DC. Workshops will cover a variety of topics, ranging from the basics of mercy ministry to specific areas of ministry among orphans, the disabled, or refugees .
Feel free to come for one day (Friday only, cost is $75) or take part in the entire weekend ($200). (Financial assistance is available upon request.) To RSVP, please email Blake Stack at firstname.lastname@example.org.