What is Community Care?
Community care is caring for those who have no one else, whose resources are limited, or who are just our neighbors needing love. This isn’t something new. But it is something that’s uncomfortable. Caring for people we don’t know requires us to move past our comfort zone into the unknown. Here at New Story, we believe that saved people should serve people. With that core belief, how can we ignore the lost and hurting of our city even if it’s uncomfortable?
Why We Care
Isaiah 1:17 says, “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” This team’s focus is to do just that: strive for justice and love for those who cannot do it themselves. Our goal is to walk alongside and show the love and grace Jesus has shown us.
Starting with orphans and impoverished families, then grieving families with little to no resources, and finally, to abused, trafficked, and oppressed, we can surely fulfill this mission set before us.
Who We’re Caring For
Currently, this team’s focus is small. We are working with two organizations, Turner Elementary, and KVC Health Systems. Our primary focus is taking up the cause of the fatherless, those children around us who need love and positive models to follow.
We will also be supporting the families who work tirelessly for these children. As we are able to meet the needs of these organizations, we will begin to find new ways to accomplish our mission of Isaiah 1:17.
When We Care
Always. We should always care. However, there are many practical ways to get involved and volunteer. If caring for Kansas City is something you’d be interested in and you’d like to receive regular updates about upcoming events, join our Community Care team by clicking the button below.
Thank you so much for partnering with us in caring for our community. Feel free to contact our Community Care Coordinator directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have!