You long to serve your congregation well, to effectively call and mobilize them for mission and launch them into lives committed to the most vulnerable.
How can you inspire your congregants to ‘Be The Church’ seven days a week? To go out into all the world as disciples? And how do you, as a leader, follow your call to move your church?
These are questions many of us grapple with daily. And finding the answers can often be incredibly challenging.
But here’s the good news. We understand, and we can help.
Empowering Local Churches
At World Relief Spokane, we’ve been partnering with churches across the Inland Northwest for more than 30 years, joining in God’s plan to bring lasting change to our world. Our passion is to create partnerships that support and empower local churches to love and serve their immigrant and refugee neighbors.
Today, we’re a movement of more than 40 churches, across the greater Spokane region, fostering stability and integration for immigrants and refugees in vulnerable situations.
7 Reasons We Believe The Church Can Change The World
We believe that when the church is mobilized to achieve its full potential, it has the power to change our world. We believe this because:
1. The local church is God’s plan to reveal his mercy, compassion and truth to people around the world.
2. The local church is the largest social network on the planet and has the ability, authority and permanency to do far more than any government institution or non-profit organization could.
3. The local church is led by local, trusted community leaders — those with an inside voice and understanding that no outside organization can bring.
4. The local church has the influence and moral authority to shape behaviors rooted in biblical values of love, compassion and justice.
5. The local church offers the greatest hope of reconciliation between classes, tribes, ethnicities and political parties, unifying people under a common identity in Christ.
6. The local church can restore dignity and bring hope to the suffering, forgotten and marginalized by reaching out to the most vulnerable in its community and answering God’s call to love.
7. The local church is empowered by the Holy Spirit to do more than human wisdom and efforts could ever possibly accomplish alone.
“What World Relief was really helpful for was helping us cross the initial boundary at Palouse Trails. It would’ve been super hard for us to know how to do this and go into a different space than we knew.”
– Scott Starbuck, Pastor at Manito Presbyterian Church