A growing trend in evangelical circles is the emphasis on being socially conscious, which includes caring for the weak and vulnerable. This trend, however, is nothing new. The Old Testament is very clear: God cares about human suffering and calls His people to do the same. The message is equally clear in the New Testament.
When we look at the life and teachings of Jesus, the ministry of the early church in Acts and the exhortations of Paul, it’s clear that God wants His people to care for the weak and vulnerable around them.
Whether it is Disaster Relief and recovery, care for widows and orphans or hunger relief and ministry, you and your church can make a difference today. The North American Mission Board, through Send Relief, is assisting churches in reaching people in need with practical help and the hope of the gospel.