Outreach to those in need is important to us at the Vineyard. When we reach out to those in need, we are reaching out to God Himself (Matt 25:40). Compassion is the basis for our outreaching ministry, led by Pastors Jared and Michelle Paxton.
Here is how Michelle explains her call to reach out to those in need.
“I love people, I love seeing people get a glimpse of hope, the hope of Jesus Christ on their face. God gave me a love for people and a love for caring for the poor and the sick. He gave me that love for people with a purpose: to bring his love and hope to the people that do not have him and do not have hope.
Sometimes reaching out is satisfying practical needs for food, clothes, or shelter. Sometimes reaching out is praying healing over the sick, giving them hope for the circumstances they are in, and then watching Jesus Christ use other things, or other people, to satisfy their needs.
I love, love, love Reaching Out to the people in our community that need Jesus’ love and hope. Because doing “what I see my Father doing” (John 5:19) is all that matters in life. He has come to set the men and women in chains free. He has come to heal the sick. He has come to give both the poor and wealthy a Joy, a Hope and a burning fire in their souls.”
The Vineyard has regular outreaches both in the local community and internationally throughout the year. We invite you to come and participate in bring the “hands and feet of Jesus” to those in need.
Currently, we are collecting items for Blessing Bags and making them available for our church family to take a few bags home each week to pass out as the Lord leads.