Outreach is central to Incarnation's mission as we pursue worship, welcome, and wonder in South Arlington and around the globe. We give away 15% of our income toward local and global outreach each year through grants to outreach partners (application here; rolling submissions accepted throughout the year). We also collect special offerings for outreach at Christmas, Lent, and in response to emergent needs throughout the year (read why we give). And we regularly preach about, pray for, and serve people in need. The following priorities guide our outreach:
JUSTICE & MERCY
We value works of justice and mercy as reflecting the kingdom of God on earth: welcoming the stranger, protecting the vulnerable, serving the poor, reconciling divisions, and more. Our Rector has served on the steering team for the Matthew 25 Gathering, and many in our congregation are actively involved in works of justice, particularly in the fields of immigration, disability, and human trafficking.
CREATION & BEAUTY
We value creation, craftsmanship, and creativity, seeing them as true expressions of God’s nature in the world, worthy of our protection and investment. We recognize the interest in gardening/urban farming, creation care, and the arts (particularly music) among many in our congregation.
REFRESHING THE WORKERS
We value the kingdom-building work of others, and seek to support and strengthen their ministry through spiritual refreshment and the ministry of presence. We are grateful for our ongoing partnership in West Asia.
EVANGELISM & CHURCH PLANTING
We value evangelism and church planting in the context of authentic friendships and welcoming community. We seek to empower female and minority church leaders.