Imagine the inner workings of an old grandfather clock. Every cog, wheel, and spring serves a purpose, and the clock cannot function if one part is out of place or not working. One gear must work to move itself forward and in turn, it moves those it is connected to until the time on the clock is changed. As a body of believers we are like the mechanical parts of a clock. We interlock and each serve a purpose to inspire change in the world around us.
In a few weeks, we are going to learn more about some of the pieces we at SPC are connected to. Several local missions will be visiting during our services to talk about opportunities for involvement in their ministries. Each organization is active in this community to inspire change, and we have the opportunity to be a part of that.
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is an organization providing legal services to low-income families. Meeting the legal needs of the community allows this organization to show God’s love the mercy in a great time of need. Each year the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic provides legal services to around 10,000 people.
Campus Life is a ministry of Central Indiana Youth for Christ. It seeks to help high school aged students make positive choices in their lives by providing mentoring and spiritual opportunities. They provide small groups, activities, and leadership development opportunities in a student-friendly environment. Many students attending activities have never been to church or heard the message of the gospel.
Perry Township Religious Education offers local public school children the opportunity to learn about the bible and making good choices. Classes are offered to all 4th and 5th grade students in Perry Township. About 70% of students enrolled in the classes have no church affiliation.
Life Centers of Indiana seeks to provide care and support to women during pregnancy. By offering counseling and medical services, Life Centers affirms the value of life and assists mothers in making informed decisions about their pregnancy as well as support and supplies for the new baby.
There are many ways you can get involved. Perhaps you have time to be a volunteer in one of these organizations, or maybe you would like to become a prayer partner. Each organization also has financial needs that can be met through pledges and donations. Make a plan to stop by a table and speak to representatives from these organizations on April 30th.
The news of the Gospel is for everyone. God calls us to “Declare his glory among the nations…” You are being called to minister to the world around you, to join with other believers in moving the message of Christ to our community. Join with us on April 30th, and help Change the World.