God tells the Israelites that while they dwell in exile from the promised land,
“.. seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
Jeremiah 29:4-7 (ESV)
And Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:13-16,
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:13-16 (ESV)
We believe the good news of Jesus Christ's death and resurrection transforms us and gives us heart-felt motivation to fulfill these two commands by fully engaging and loving our city and our communities.
At King of Grace we are involved with our city through ministries of feeding the needy at G.A.R. park and partnerships with groups like Common Ground Ministries and Somebody Cares New England, as well as hosting various Haverhill community groups at our building like NA/AA, Red Cross Blood Drives, the Brownies, etc.
We also enourage all our members to be fully involved in their neighborhoods and various civic organizations, like Team Haverhill , the Haverhill Cultural Council and Haverhill Brightside , Haverhill Schools and City Government functions.
Most importantly, as we truly love or city in these ways we also look for as many opportunities we have to tell them about the source of our love, the wonderful good news of Jesus Christ.
Come and visit us and become part of loving our city!