"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor."
The Bible teaches us that Jesus not only proclaimed the good news of the kingdom but also made the kingdom of God known and felt when he cared for the poor, healed the sick, embraced the little children, and empowered the powerless. He both declared and displayed the good news of God's reign. Desiring to be faithful to Jesus and follow his example, we reach out to both proclaim and portray the good news.
On Thursday evenings we engage the neighborhood children with games, food, and laughter, wanting them to experience a place where they are loved, valued and accepted. In so doing, we desire to point them to Jesus in whom we all find true love, worth and acceptance. Watch the video to learn more.
One of the main ways in which Whitton Avenue reaches out locally is to the Hispanic community of our immediate neighborhood. On Sunday evenings we help the young ladies from the neighborhood learn how to sew. Watch the video to learn more about the heart, nature and purpose behind this unique ministry.
Outreach to the vulnerable and the abused
Throughout the Bible, the fatherless, widow, and sojourner are highlighted as the most vulnerable of society, in need of our loving care, protection and love. Modern day examples also include abused women, children, those with physical or developmental disabilities, and immigrants. We have been actively engaged in the care and healing of the vulnerable and the abused through outreach with ministries such as Choices Pregnancy Centers, Hope Women’s Center and Mending the Soul. With tangible displays of mercy and justice, we desire to both proclaim and portray the glorious reign of our God in all of life.
MTS Support Groups
Mending the Soul (MTS) is a biblically grounded healing model for abuse survivors. Small MTS support groups for women and small MTS support groups for men are held periodically and last from 12 to 16 weeks.
To view currently scheduled MTS support groups and complete an intake form, please go here. For more information about support groups, please email Whitton Avenue Bible Church’s MTS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the MTS website.