Justice & Mercy
God Is Not Indifferent
The world is broken and disjointed in so many ways – poverty, racism, violence, homelessness, human trafficking – the list could go on. God is not indifferent to the pain of the world he created and will not leave it as it is. The good news of the Gospel is not about abandoning an old world in pain as we flee to heaven but about an old world made new by God’s goodness and power.
Seek to Bring His Shalom
As a community, we are called by Jesus to enter deeply into the world’s brokenness in order that hope would be rekindled for those who have lost hope. We invite you to join as ambassadors of God’s kingdom who seek to bring his shalom, his wholeness, to a world in need.
Some ways you can serve with us locally and globally are:
- Our Deacons – From the very beginning of its history 2,000 years ago, the church built care for the vulnerable and those in need into the very fabric of its existence (Acts 6:1-7). Our Knox Deacons continue that centuries-old tradition in our community through Local Missions work.
- Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti helps provide primary health care for those in need.
- Family Life Services in Ypsilanti helps care for women through a crisis pregnancy and the first two years after delivery.
- International Justice Mission seeks to address the problems of human trafficking, slavery and structural injustice.
- Kibuye Hope Hospital in Burundi, Africa, serves the third poorest nation on earth. Check out the blog of some of our Knox members who live and work there.
- Our Youth Ministry partners with Children’s Lifeline International in Haiti.
- World Relief is a Christian international relief and development agency.
Resources on Living Justly
- Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just by Tim Keller
- Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World by Gary Haugen
- Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America by Ron Sider
- The Just Church: Becoming a Risk-Taking, Justice-Seeking, Disicple-Making Congregation by Jim Martin
- The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perserverance by Bethany Hoang & Kristen Johnson
We could cope—the world could cope—with a Jesus who ultimately remains a wonderful idea inside his disciples’ minds and hearts. The world cannot cope with a Jesus who comes out of the tomb, who inaugurates God’s new creation right in the middle of the old one.”
– N.T. WRIGHT