Then God answered: “Write this.
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
so that it can be read on the run.” Habakkuk 2:2 MSG
Any vision we cast must help us chart a path from our mission and values.
Let’s run with this: We pray, we care, and we share to meet our neighbors’ immediate and long-term physical and spiritual needs in personable and sustainable ways.
This vision ensures that our mission of discipleship begins and ends with compassion. 1 John 4:19 serves as a striking reminder and challenge: “We love because God first loved us.” Compassionate ministry is the most effective method we have for connecting with our neighbors—both those who need care and those with whom we can partner to care for others like Jesus showed us.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me.
He has sent me to preach good news to the poor,
to proclaim release of the prisoners,
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to liberate the oppressed,
and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
Luke 4:18–19 CEB
We have a vision to clothe all our of neighbors in need who reside in and pass through the Loop. And we work with other organizations to provide clothing in other parts of the world.
We have a vision to shelter all our neighbors who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn but our streets. And we work with other organizations to provide shelter nearby and father away.
We have a vision to feed all our neighbors who otherwise would go hungry in our midst. And we work with other organizations to provide food throughout Chicagoland and across the globe.
We have a vision to help our downtown neighbors access healthcare and to pray with them for divine healing. And we work with other organizations to provide healthcare in their corners of the world.
We have a vision to teach and learn alongside our Loop neighbors. We work with schools, college, universities, and other educational institutions to provide basic and advanced opportunities for students and educators locally as well as abroad.
Living in Solidarity
We have a vision to serve God and one another across societal lines of oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease.
If your business or organization is interested in becoming a compassionate ministry partner, then please contact us to connect with our Board of Directors.