We are a church for our community.
In the Law given to Moses we see God’s design was to create a just society by instituting laws that lifted the marginalized, supported the most vulnerable and loved the unloved. Scholars have called this group “The quartet of the vulnerable” This included widows, orphans, immigrants and the poor.
There is a specific word God used to describe how his people should treat the “quartet of the vulnerable,’ it was called “mishpat”. Mishpat is best embodied in the story of the Good Samaritan. A story in which a foreigner, moved by mercy and compassion, cared for the needs of an outsider who had been taken advantage of.
I became my own when I gave myself to another.
Jesus embodied the spirit of mishpat like none before him, serving as an example for us to follow. We wish for Ann Arbor Church to be a place where doing mishpat is an everyday part of our lives. Where moving toward the vulnerable in a personal and tangible way is the rule rather than the exception.
To that end we are partnering with organizations that share our heart for reaching the vulnerable. We are currently working with several organizations to determine where we can most effectively serve in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and throughout Washtenaw County. Stay tuned for updates and a chance to get involved with us!