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: 

  • Wrenn House

    Wrenn House is an emergency crisis shelter for kids ages 10-17, operating under Haven House Services of NC. Because of our particular concern for displaced and vulnerable youth in our city, we are partnering with Wrenn House on a number of projects in 2020!

  • ONe wake

    ONE Wake (formerly Wake County Sponsors) has been formed with the goal of working with the Industrial Areas Foundation to assemble a locally controlled, broad-based, non-partisan organization capable of taking effective public action to resolve the top pressures facing families and communities across Wake County. We are currently helping with their Affordable Housing initiative. 

  • habitat for humanity of wake county

    Since 1985, Habitat Wake has partnered with homebuyers, donors and volunteers to build more than 750 safe, affordable, energy-efficient homes in all parts of Wake and Johnston counties. We are passionate about affordable housing, and we fully support the work of Habitat Wake with our time and resources. We volunteer on builds quarterly- join us! 

  • The Hope center at pullen

    The Hope Center at Pullen connects young people aging out of foster care in Wake County with the resources and support they need for a successful transition to adulthood. We love the work that they are doing

  • 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.

  • 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.