Prayerfully consider how you can bless our neighbors and build Gospel-focused interactions through one or more of these opportunities. These are ideal for Community Groups to serve together!
West Park desires to love God, love people, and impact the world. God also commands His people to be on mission right where He has placed them. Indeed, the apostles first were commanded to take the Gospel to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. To execute on this command, we must be intentional and missional in our living. It also undoubtedly means caring for the lost living in our community and seeking to know them. As part of West Park’s 2020 Vision, CedarBrook Outreach was established for the purpose of sharing God’s love with neighbors in the Cedar Bluff – Middlebrook Pike community. Today, West Park, in partnership with CedarBrook, strives to carry the banner of Christ’s love to the community of Nature’s Cove, an apartment complex just minutes from West Park’s campus, by building relationships with the children, mothers, fathers, and grandparents residing there.
In 2022, West Park exhorts its members to engage the residents of Nature’s Cove with Christ’s love through seasonal events, weekly service, weekly devotional and bible teaching opportunities, special service projects, and, by God’s grace, relationships between Christ followers at West Park and those called to Christ at Nature’s Cove. Exhort is to “strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.” Indeed, Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us to “[encourage] one another to love and good works . . . all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (emphasis added) Thus, Scripture instructs us to “strongly encourage” you to join us in this effort.
With that in mind, talk with your community group leaders, your friends, and your family about regular, recurring, and intentional participation in West Park’s efforts at Nature’s Cove. Volunteers are needed to hand out groceries, mingle, and pray with the residents of Nature’s Cove through CedarBrook’s mobile food pantry on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 until 5:00pm. Later this spring, West Park will expand its partnership with CedarBrook by providing a youth Bible teaching time that will immediately follow the food pantry. We need volunteers to manage children, check in, mingle with parents, help with memory verses, and teach. Most of all, we want to build relationships with residents of Nature’s Cove and, thereby, earn the right to explain why we love them–because He first loved us.
Please pray about how God is moving you to participate in West Park’s efforts at Nature’s Cove and how we all might come along our partners at CedarBrook Outreach to share compassion, truth, and hope that comes by and through our Savior, Jesus Christ.
If you have additional questions about how you might serve, give, or pray, please contact Paul Wehmeier.
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