Community Justice

“What does the Lord require of me, but to do justice, love mercy and to walk humbly with my God?” - Micah 6:8

Racial Justice

We lament the murder of George Floyd and countless other Black men and women whose names may or may not be widely known. We condemn the loss of these lives to violence fueled by racism and white supremacy. From slavery to Jim Crow laws to more insidious racial injustices, racism continues to harshly impact life for Black Americans today. Enough is enough. Black Lives Matter.

Learn about our Vision for Racial Justice and find resources

EarthCOR

EarthCOR supports a Christian response to complex environmental and social challenges. Our actions are rooted in scripture that reminds us that the earth is the Lord's (1 Corinthians 10:26 and others), that we are to take care of it (Genesis 1:26, 28; Genesis 2:15, and others) and we are to love each other (Philippians 2:4, 1 John 3:18 and others).

Wherever you find yourself on your faith journey right now, and whatever shade of "green" you might be, EarthCOR invites you to help transform lives and restore the broken things.

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LGBTQIA+ Support

For our sisters, brothers and others in the LGBTQIA+ community, we host several gatherings with a variety of goals. Maybe you’re looking for a small group to help you dive deeper into your faith. Maybe you’re looking for ways to understand the LGBTQIA+ questions so you might better offer care to friends and family. Maybe you just want a safe place to learn, share and grow. No matter where you are, we want to meet you there. You’re in the right place.

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Class Recordings

Webinar: Churches in Black and White

Join Allies for Racial Justice for an inward look at how complicity with racism created and perpetuates the divide in our churches and communities. Representatives from several Christian denominations will discuss the historic role churches played in separating God’s people by “race", the role culture and politics play in maintaining the separation, and how God’s great command to truly love our neighbors as ourselves could set things right.

White Leverage; Unpacking Philemon

Everyone has questions that they may feel uncomfortable asking, especially when it comes to issues like race. Join our special guest speakers from The Hope Center to explore questions about race and community in the Bible, and learn how to apply it to our daily lives.

What is Justice? Class - Week 1

Learn from Rabbi Art Nemitoff from The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah about what God's justice looks like in the Hebrew scriptures. We also hear how these truths are lived out today in the Jewish faith.

What is Justice? Class - Week 2

Join Mission Ministries staff members Sheree Reece & Stewart Curtright, along with Pastor Tino Herrera, in a conversation about retributive vs. restorative justice, and how Jesus taught and modeled restorative justice.

What is Justice? Class - Week 3

Explore what "doing justice" as the church looks like as an individual and in our communities with Pastor Patrick McLaughlin.

Get to know our Pastor of Community Justice

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Cheryl Jefferson Bell

Pastor of Community Justice

Born and raised in Detroit, completed college in Atlanta, Georgia, and seminary in Enid, Oklahoma, settled in Kansas in 1985 to work for Boeing and answered the call to fulltime ministry in 1990, Pastor Cheryl is a second career (Electrical Engineer) clergy, who has... Keep Reading
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