Micah 6:8 – Justice Ministry

The vision of Micah 6:8 is New Hope Fellowship’s vision to “Live Beyond Ourselves, in God, with community for all peoples”.

Micah 6:8 longs to see the local church be the salt and light of our community by being actively involved in justice/benevolent oriented work, to care and love the poor and the vulnerable just as Jesus did, within the community in which we are based.  It is beyond ‘social’ work, and necessarily Christ Centered.

Following the model of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Micah 6:8 desires not only to act out the vocation of serving the poor and vulnerable, but to understand why God specifically calls us to do the work of justice.  In this way, the ministry is an avenue for which people can experience the injustice, but also to see the hope we have through Jesus.

We desire to mobilize and create space for our congregation to  live out our faith and go outside of our comfort zone in loving and sharing our lives with the authority God has given us by word, deed and sign. 

ACT. LOVE. WALK.

Micah 6:8 currently focuses on the following three  pillars for 2013-2014 (with room to change in the future):

Urban Poverty / Child Education

Jesus calls us to love the ‘least of these’.  By the ‘least of these’, He calls the local church to love the poor, the vulnerable, the sick and the neglected.  Poverty is a phenomenon in an urban city like Toronto and the body of Christ is empowered to show compassion and care for the poor so that each person may be restored their dignity.  Micah 6:8 will partner alongside its ministry partners Toronto City MissionYonge Street Mission and others in responding to the crisis of poverty in the city.
This year have joined in volunteering at their summer camps and are hoping to connect more volunteers to committed/occasional/seasonal serving opportunities.

Mental Health

Health Canada reports that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. The remaining 4 will have a friend, family member or colleague who will.  This means every person is affected by mental health.  Micah 6:8 desires the local church to become part of the discourse on mental health and to de-stigmatize the issue, and to love and befriend those who may be the most unloved members of our society with our partner, Boarding Homes Ministry.

We currently have three teams visiting three houses on a bi-weekly basis. Lots of praise reports from each house! If you’d like to join, we’re looking for a commitment of at least one year.

Sex Trafficking

The trafficking of individuals for the purpose of sexual exploitation is a form of modern day slavery.  Human Trafficking as a whole is a $32 billion dollar business that has become a domestic and international epidemic.  The aim of Micah 6:8 is to educate members of the local church community to become more aware of this issue through education, engagement and partnership withRahab Ministry to liberate and restore, in the name of Jesus, women and children in the sex trade.

Due to the sensitive nature of sex trafficking, we screen all our volunteers who wish to be directly involved such as visiting massage parlous. Thus, to support their full-time staff who fundraise 100%, we’ve set out to create many fundraising opportunities such as Pennies for Change, a screening of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls and Ride for Refuge where we raised over $5,000 in a few months!

Join us as we learn and experience what it means to act justly, love mercy and to walk humbly with our God!

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