Live as disciples of Christ.
Be a safe place to disagree, finding unity in Christ.
Value Christ-centered worship.
Focus on the “we” and not the “me”.
Celebrate the grace of God who gives us 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th…….chances.
Embrace God’s transformative power.
Feed all who hunger and thirst in our community and beyond.
Strive to welcome and show God’s love for all.
60% of Americans between 25-60 years old experience at least a year of poverty (being within the bottom 20% of earners), so maybe YOU already know what it's like to struggle and understand how quickly the bumps in the road become blockades. If not, or even if you're just looking for a reminder, check out this poverty simulation game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham, NC. It doesn't take long, but try to get through a month and see how you do.
I ended up with $67, but rent was due and I'd be in the negative....I got to that positive balance by skipping doctor visits, ignoring some bills, purchasing the bare minimum at the grocery store, and not doing anything fun that was offered as an option.