Community Development & Mercy Ministries

Community Development

 

We believe that a healthy and biblical church will naturally seek to meet its community’s needs. We also believe that intentional holistic church planting is one of, if not the best way to see communities transformed. If we follow Christ to the unreached frontiers, we have to share and practice the whole gospel.

With this mindset, WEC workers and teams are involved in ministries such as:

  • caring for children in crisis
  • literacy projects
  • relief and development
  • drug rehabilitation
  • medical clinics
  • vocational centres
  • agricultural ministries

More than any agenda, methodology or calling, our basic motivation seeks to reflect the heart of God and the holistic life and ministry of Jesus. He touched the whole person – mind, body and spirit. He also spoke about corporate structures and attitudes that needed to be redeemed. The gospel is always to be presented in such a way that it is seen as good news, not just for the individual but for the whole community.

Could This be You?

Demonstrating the compassion of Christ has always been an integral part of WEC’s focus and values. Many of our teams need more people who can harmonise evangelism, church planting and social action. It’s a tough and often thankless ministry, but so relevant and necessary. Some of our workers are highly trained professionals, while others follow the example of Mary and just do what they can (Mark 14:6-8). If you want to talk more about this, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

I think, therefore I do…

The Lausanne movement, which mobilises evangelical leaders to collaborate for world evangelisation, has as its slogan “calling the whole church to take the whole gospel to the whole world.” (www.Lausanne.org) Christopher Wright, chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group of the 2010 Lausanne congress in South Africa writes, “The whole gospel means all the blessings of the gospel. We must give full weight to all the dimensions of sin and evil that the Bible in both testaments portrays. And we must proclaim the glories of God’s redemption as his victory over evil in all its dimensions.” The Lausanne Theology Working Group concluded: We will be heard because of our deeds as well as our words.