Every year, we give away 15% of our income to outreach partners who advance our 4 outreach priorities: Justice & Mercy, Creation & Beauty, Refreshing the Workers, and Church Planting & Evangelism (read more). We are grateful for your generosity which makes this outreach giving possible!
Our outreach team has spent many hours in prayer and conversation to determine the recipients of this year's gifts, which are listed below. Some have received gifts in the past and we want to continue supporting their good work. Some are first-time recipients whose work excites us. And all are organizations and individuals with whom we hope to deepen our partnership over the coming year; we look forward to exploring those possibilities this fall.
Over the coming months, we'll be featuring each of these outreach partners on the blog so we can all learn more about them and pray for their work. Stay tuned!
Corpus Christi Anglican (a church planted by our former Assistant Pastor, Morgan Reed)
L'Arche Greater Washington DC (2 homes in South Arlington)
Next Generation Leadership Initiative (gifts to its Anna and Antioch programs supporting female and minority clergy, respectively)
Support for a female Turkish Anglican seminarian
Support for S&T, our friends in West Asia
Support for the Hamlins' missionary fund through SAMS
Please reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any thoughts, prayers, longings, questions, or ideas for our outreach ministry and partnerships. Let's grab a coffee and chat! One of the joys of being a young, small church is that our outreach can grow organically from the interests of our congregation.
Thank you for your generosity and for being a church that cares about the world's vulnerable!
Postcript from Liz: This week we are also giving $1000 to ARDF's 'Joseph' fund which works with local organisations in disaster relief: they are currently focused on Haiti and Afghanistan.