Mercy Ministry is the compassionate relief of human suffering/need in Jesus’ Name. “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). When we see ourselves in light of the gospel, we see that we are to be merciful first because this is God’s character and we are called to be like Him, and second, because God has been merciful to us.
Showing compassion and mercy can take a variety of forms in our church and in our community. While it may look different for each Christian, Jesus calls each of his followers to be like their Father in heaven in showing mercy to people (Matthew 25:31-46).
In a healthy church people care for one another’s physical, practical, financial and emotional needs in spontaneous acts of compassion and mercy. We are not looking to circumvent or replace existing personal efforts in this area but because of the priority of showing mercy in God’s Word, we believe it is essential for a local church to have structural components in place to better enable the sharing of resources with those in need. We are looking to facilitate finding and meeting practical needs within our congregation. We would like to enable our congregation to express their love gifts. “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24).