The Mercy team exists to mobilize caring ministries and relationships at New City Fellowship for the glory of God and the renewal of our city, through equipping the body, providing opportunities to serve, and the faithful use of benevolence funds.
We cannot change peoples lives without the power of the gospel, anything else is a temporary fix. We will share the gospel briefly at each initial meeting unless the community member asks that we refrain.
Every person has dignity and value as they are created in the image of God, we will treat them as such at all times. There is dignity when an able bodied person provides for themselves.
DEVELOPMENT OVER RELIEF
Development is the ongoing change process that moves someone into right relationship with God, self, others and creation that leads to sustainable living. Relief is urgent or one-time help that is often needed in a crisis or unsafe situation. There are times that relief is necessary, however, we will always lean towards long term sustainability and growth over a temporary fix when possible.
The source of poverty is not material, but is ultimately due to broken relationship with God, self, others, and the rest of creation. The relationship is the context for lasting change.
If you are seeking assistance from New City Fellowship, or are helping someone reach out, please fill out the form below to begin the process.
If you or someone you know needs help, we have compiled a number of resources from around Prince William County for your convenience.