Just as justice and compassion ministries provide valuable on-ramps for our work, we also see opportunities to engage these ministries locally to enhance the quality of life.
Alleviating hunger. Improving education. Providing clean water and sanitation. Caring for the orphan. Fighting Human trafficking for forced labor and the sex trade. Enhancing agriculture efficiency. Ensuring access to basic health care needs. Addressing systemic poverty...
These are real, everyday challenges in many parts of the world where we work. Depending if and how these issues are addressed becomes the difference between a thriving community and one that remains in crisis.
Vineyard Missions itself is not a justice and compassion ministry. But by being trusted hands-and-feet in compassionate service to a community, we can help assess real needs and make connections with local church-based ministry partners who can provide life-changing solutions. And the inverse also is true: we become a go-to ministry partner to help raise up church leaders, often on the heels of tangible inroads achieved by local churches doing justice and compassion ministry work.