The “God’s Heart For” initiative was birthed from a desire to provide practical ways for our church community to engage with relevant social issues, in line with our church’s mission statement to “radically impact our communities.” We desire to educate and empower believers so that ignorance and a sense of helplessness or inadequacy will no longer hinder the church from the powerful, society-impacting, Christ-exalting ministry to which she is called. This will take the form of guest speakers, educational seminars, and practical hands-on workshops. 

Our first initiative is “God’s Heart for the Immigrant/Foreigner.” Although it is a recently sensationalized issue due to the political climate/current events, we believe that God’s heart for the exiled, foreign, immigrant, and often marginalized peoples is made evident throughout all of redemptive history. We see his compassion on Abram as he leaves his home and family behind. Paul often affectionately addresses the exiled church. And we are often encouraged to live as such, looking forward to a home yet to come.

As of 2015, New York State was home to approximately 4.5 million immigrants representing more than 150 nationalities. We recognize, some of us firsthand, that immigrating to a new country comes with unique struggles, and hope to share the love of Christ by helping meet their immediate, temporal needs while also addressing their spiritual need for a Savior. Jesus commands us to make disciples of all nations; we are in the uniquely advantageous position of having the nations come to us.



Gospel and testimony sharing - Why, who, what, and when we share
Speaker: Chris Clayman
When: Sunday, November 5 @ 2:00pm
Where: Church Office, 28 West 28th Street


Practical applications of living out loud and sharing with Muslims
Speaker: Kevin King
When: Sunday, November 19 @ 2:00pm
Where: Church Office, 28 West 28th Street