For you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
The goal of every follower of Christ is to live on mission every day, wherever you are. The deepest level of gospel transformation results in living out the mission of Jesus wherever we walk.
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We are called and compelled to share the good news of Jesus in both word and deed wherever we are. Whether in our workplace, in our neighborhoods, or coming alongside ministries around the world, we train and equip for cultural sensitivity, discernment, and boldness to live out our faith so all may know the love of God through Jesus Christ.
One of the goals of living on mission is to develop long-term relationships, not short-term projects. Through knowing our neighbors by name, we dream of a day where needs are met by the Church within their own communities.
We dream of a day when no one is experiencing homelessness—when every person has a safe and stable place to call home. A1:8 has been intentionally engaging with those experiencing homelessness since 2004. We began by meeting people where they are with lunch and conversation. Over the years our investment has evolved, but we continue to remain committed to building relationships as the core of our ministry.
We dream of a day when NCC becomes a training and equipping hub for peacemaking around the world. As ambassadors of reconciliation, we will continue to seek peace and justice through the ways of Jesus in places of extreme violence and conflict in our city and around the world. Areas of focus include Israel and Palestine, DR Congo, South Africa, and racial reconciliation in our own city.
There are an estimated 21 million slaves today worldwide. We dream and pray for a day when slavery is eradicated and human beings are no longer bought and sold.
We dream of a day when extreme poverty has ended worldwide. By partnering with local and international organizations, we support efforts to develop sustainable solutions to material poverty.
For those fleeing persecution and violence, we dream of safety and stability. For those resettling in our community after enduring tremendous loss and hardship, we pray for comfort and peace. We dream of a church that reaches out to the vulnerable and marginalized, providing loving care, generous support, and meaningful collaboration with other engaged agencies and partners.
We dream of a day when there is a cure for HIV/AIDS. Through local partnerships we are building relationships with those living with HIV/AIDS in hopes of fostering dignity and eliminating the stigma of the disease. With our partners we are supporting work to provide medical services such as clinics and health education internationally.
We dream of a day when there are more foster and adoptive parents than there are children in need. We dream of a day when children no longer enter the foster care system. We believe that day is possible through the commitment of the church.