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While closely linked, deeds of mercy and compassion are not the same thing as Biblical Justice. Biblical Justice moves us beyond deeds of mercy and compassion towards advocacy for those who have no voice/agency to do so themselves. Ambassadors of Christ must work for justice, peace, and righteousness in their city, nation, and globally, as they call individuals to conversion.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Sanctity of Life
I John 3:18 encourages us to love with action and in truth. Our team stands for truth and intercedes for the preborn through prayer and by actively engaging in ministry opportunities that support the sanctity of human life. We do this with the love of Christ evident in our countenance, attitude, and interactions with one another. Our goal is to create a culture where families stop running to the abortion center and start running to Jesusthrough the involvement of the local church… Westover!
Love Life: Participate in weekly, peaceful prayer walks near the Greensboro abortion center. The walk includes a time of worship, the Word, testimony, and prayer. Because of this ministry, moms are choosing life every week, walking out of the abortion center because the church is running to the scene and praying together. To get involved in Westover’s Love Life group contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pregnancy Network Connect Mentorship Program: This program seeks to connect clients from The Pregnancy Network with mentors from Westover who desire to help provide encouragement, support, and opportunities for spiritual growth among a body of believers. Mentors commit to pursuing a relationship with a client who is facing an unplanned pregnancy. Male mentors are also needed for dads who are choosing life for their children. Mentors “do life” with young men and women through every step of the pregnancy and into the child’s first years of life. This program is all about loving others and sharing the Gospel of Grace through life with Jesus.
To get involved complete the mentor application
For more information, contact email@example.com
Partnering with AbolitionNC and World Relief to combat human trafficking.
For more information, contact Local Missions.
Throughout the Scriptures, we see God’s heart for the vulnerable, which specifically includes those who are alone (widows), the fatherless (orphans and children), the impoverished, and the foreigners Therefore, in obedience to the Scriptures, part of our Gospel-mission is to love and serve these populations.*
For years, Westover Church has been deeply committed to serving refugee and immigrant populations in our local community, helping resettle these new neighbors into a new home by furnishing apartments, as well as coming alongside our neighbors to help them adjust to life in a new place. Through partnerships with local organizations such as Church World Services, World Relief and FaithAction House International, Westover is committed to the transition of seeing strangers become neighbors.
Early in 2022, we focused our Refugee Resettlement efforts on the renovation of a property across the street from our church-campus, called The Hope House, where Westover will be hosting refugee families/individuals with short-term housing while they work with local partners to become financially stable.
Current Opportunities with our Refugee Resettlement Ministry:
The Hope House: We need volunteers to work with our current guests in a variety of ways.
- Provide/Serve a Meal
- Spend intentional time with our guests, learning more about them while giving them the opportunity to practice their English
- Provide transportation (when needed) for guests
- Contribute houseware/furnishings (when needed)
- Contact Church World Services to get your family/group involved in setting-up and furnishing a new living space for an incoming refugee family.
For more information, or questions, please contact our Local Missions Team.
*see Exodus 23:9; Deuteronomy 24:17-21; Psalm 146:9; Matthew 25:31-40; James 1:27