The Compassion.Mercy.Justice ministry (CMJ) practically extends mercy, justice and compassion to those around us. Micah 6:8 says, "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (cf. Zechariah 7:9). We want to be people of justice, mercy and humility. People who are a voice to the voiceless and love those on the margins. Not out of a sense of duty or superiority but because God has poured out love, mercy and humility to us on the Cross, and we can't help but reflect that love to others. So our CMJ team is constantly asking:
- Where is brokenness in our world and what is our obedient response?
- Who is broken? Who is in need? Who is my neighbor?
- Why does this brokenness exist? How do we address the causes?
These are kingdom questions that are an essential first step. But we are committed to doing more than asking questions, we also want to find solutions. There are four ministries listed below that very close to the heart of Hope Church and are on the front lines of loving our community. In addition, there are other CMJ ministries in our congregation that individuals or groups are involved in that we pray for and encourage. If you have any questions or would like to get involved contact Pastor Brandon.
We partner with Matthew's Crossing Food Bank in Chandler to provide food for the working poor and homeless in our community. We typically run a food drive and have opportunities to visit the people at Matthew's Crossing throughout the year.
Our task force works with a number of organization including Streetlight Phoenix to help raise awareness and fight human trafficking in our community and around the world. We offer various opportunities to get involved including movie screenings, crafting for freedom events, financial pledges, etc.
This ministry is an educational and equipping ministry created to serve our church and community by embodying the justice, mercy, and goodness of God. Hope runs several male and female MTS classes throughout the year that help abused victims find the healing and renewal they need so desperately. Our leaders and facilitators are trained and equipped to help survivors. MTS is also committed to abuse prevention and local advocacy.
AVA is our denominational ministry for victims of abuse and the ministry works closely with our congregation to bring the healing touch of Jesus into this needy area. The goal of AVA is to promote awareness and educational seminars, promote training opportunities and provide appropriate resources for men women, teens and children.
Hope Church is committed to helping the homeless in our community. We run regular Bible studies and help out at Jacob's Journey House shelter. In addition, we work with other churches such as the Salvation Army in Chandler, to provide food, water, entertainment, and friendships to the homeless in our city.