To reach the people of NYC in creative ways with the life-changing love of Jesus.
A recent Barna study shows that the Northeast is the most unchurched region of the country, and New York City ranks as one of the most “post-Christian” cities in America. That’s why New York City is still our nation’s greatest mission field.
With over 24 million people living in the metro New York City area, 8.5 million people in the five boroughs and 1.6 million in Manhattan, there are millions of people in our sphere of influence who don’t have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
The SHOWING WE CARE Special Offering will help expand our evangelism efforts here in NYC (including our Servant Evangelism efforts and other creative outreaches) so we can continue to reach our city with the love of Jesus!
To meet the spiritual and physical needs of the less fortunate in our city through Inner City and Community Ministry.
We are a church that serves the “least of these.” Through the SHOWING WE CARE Special Offering we have a unique opportunity to help those in the greatest need in our city (both spiritually and physically). We will partner with local organizations that are really making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in our city.
That’s why we partner with Graffiti Community Ministries on the Lower East Side, in the Bronx and in Brooklyn to support their after-school programs for kids and youth, clothing and food programs for the poor and job training and GED programs. As a church, we can make a difference in the lives of the less-fortunate in our city through our serving and giving.
To show God’s love at Christmas to the inmates at Rikers Island Prison.
Rikers Island is one of the most notorious prisons in the US. The 7,100 inmates are often forgotten and alone. But the Bible tells us not to forget those who are in prison (Hebrews 13:3).
This Christmas we want to show Jesus’ love in a very practical and tangible way to the least of these by giving a Christmas gift of essential items to every inmate at Rikers Island (7,100 inmates). Your giving will allow us to give an approved gift to every inmate. And we plan to lead several worship services at the prison chapel as well.