When Jesus came to usher in the kingdom of God on earth, He turned the world’s value system upside down. To a culture obsessed with position and power, He modeled servanthood and love, lifting up the lowly and embracing those who were marginalized. In fact, in His very first public sermon, Jesus announced that He had come "to proclaim good news to the poor ... to set the oppressed free" (Luke 4:18). Compassion and justice for the poor was top on Jesus' mind.
"When the world asks, 'What is God like?' we should be able to say, 'Look at the church."— William R.L. Haley
At Willow Creek, it's top on our minds, too. Willow's Compassion & Justice ministries fight local and global poverty and injustice. Whether serving local guests in our Care Center or meeting the tangible needs of our brothers and sisters in Latin America or Africa, Willow seeks to bring holistic care—and the hope of Christ—to those who are struggling against poverty, both locally and around the world.
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Hunger and How You Can Help
From famine in rural regions of Africa, to severe food shortages in refugee camps in the Middle East, to undernourishment in wealthy U.S. cities – hunger affects a multitude of people around the world every single day. Approximately 805 million people suffer from hunger on a daily basis according to...
Hope for the Middle East
World count of refugees is more than 51 million – highest since World War II 3.2 million refugees have fled Syria 7.6 million Syrians are displaced within their country More than 43% of the entire population of Syria has been forced to flee 60% of refugees are young people “There...
When she arrived at the Christian Life Center Hospice Facility in Phumula, South Africa, 15-month-old Sasha was on the verge of dying. Born HIV positive, she is now living with the AIDS virus. The hospice facility is a ministry of Christian Life Center, a local church that houses and cares...
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