The Bible teaches that hard times can be the result of poor choices. But the Bible also teaches that hard times can be the result of poor luck or poor justice. Scripture is clear that God hates injustice. The prophets declare that God is angered as much by injustice as he is by idolatry. In anger, Jesus drove unjust moneychangers from God's house of prayer. At Hope Reformed Church we believe that the Lord is a God of justice and has a special concern for those who are poor; whether they are poor in spirit, health, or finances; whether it is because of choice, luck, or injustice. We also believe that we are called to be an instrument of God's justice and get involved. Transforming society with God's love is a large task and there are never enough hands. If you have a heart for justice, here are some ways that you can join us:
School-to-Career Progressions This is the place where youth and Hope intersect. At one time or another we've all needed a bridge to get us from where we are to where we want to be. Progressions is our after-school program for high school students. We have mentors, tutors, and help students set goals for school, their family, and their community.
Sankofa This West African word means "to look backward in order to move forward." It is an intensive, multi-racial bus trip that looks at the history of race in America in order to move beyond racial sin to racial righteousness. Read more here. Please call the office for more information.
The Breakfast Club Many of us have gone through Diversity Trainings and left with the question, "Now what?" The Breakfast Club offers one answer to that question. It consists of monthly, cross-racial conversations about race and it's impact on our lives today. Please call the office for more information.
The Micah Center The Micah Center meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. We are gathering of people from various backgrounds who come together to study poverty and other forms of social injustice. The hope is to provide background that will equip the group to participate in advocacy for social justice locally and globally. Please join us!