Community Engagement

Led by the Spirit of God, we are passionate about relieving suffering and fighting injustice, joining the God of the oppressed in living out the transforming message of the resurrected Jesus. Jesus calls his church to be a compelling force for good in the world, and we believe that the church is at its best when it serves, sacrifices, and loves, caring about the things God cares about. We were created to live for something larger than ourselves.

We want to do more than just "serve" people - but stand with and among the marginalized and oppressed in our community - building relationships of grace and trust with each other. Our goal is to partner with organizations that are doing good in our community and follow their lead as to how to engage. We are just getting started - but here are the organizations we partner with: 

  • The Community table

    Twice a month we interview leaders in Raleigh who are doing good in different ways to learn about their work and how we all can help ease suffering in our everyday lives. Check out the video interviews here.  

  • Love wins community engagement center

    The Love Wins Community Engagement Center is a place to belong. We are a place to go, for people who have nowhere they are allowed to be. In short, we offer safe space to people experiencing homelessness and the housing vulnerable.

  • Wilmington street mens shelter

    In 2001, the County opened a newly renovated emergency and transitional shelter for homeless men that changed the way we offer services to the homeless population. The South Wilmington Street Center provides a tier of services both on- and off-site that are designed to lead men to self-sufficiency.

  • United methodist committee on relief

    The United Methodist Committee on Relief (“UMCOR”) exists to assist United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need through programs of relief, rehabilitation, and service, including issues of displaced persons, hunger and poverty, disaster response, and disaster risk reduction; and to assist organizations, institutions, and programs related to annual conferences and other units of The United Methodist Church in their involvement in direct service to such persons in need.

  • Wake county iaf

    Wake IAF is a new organization in Raleigh dedicated to Building a broad based network of institutions and their members able to act together for common good. 

  • christian community development association

    CCDA is a nation organization dedicated to equipping and empowering Christian leaders to serve alongside those living and working in under-resourced urban communities.

  • congregations for social justice

    Congregations for Social Justice is a coalition of Raleigh faith communities committed to advocating for public policies that create a better Raleigh for all people; working for social justice in solidarity with our most vulnerable neighbors; and building a sustainable, diverse network of relationships across our faith communities and with other partners.