As a ministry of Denton Bible Church, our goal is to create and establish meaningful relationships with those that are under-resourced within our community. We seek to build bridges to both a loving God and a community of support that is committed to meeting their physical and spiritual needs. At the end of the day, we recognize that we all suffer from the brokenness of our world — no matter our economic status, race, health, or age — and the message of Jesus Christ’ life, death, and resurrection is the hope that we have to offer. We believe that poverty is rooted in broken relationships and because of that our solutions must be rooted in the power of Jesus’ death and resurrection to put all things into right relationships again. Our message to our clients (and volunteers…and anyone who will listen) is “I’m broken, you’re broken, but Jesus can fix us both.”
To minister to those in need by building bridges of reconciliation to a loving God and an authentic community through equipped believers.
For people to be reconciled to God, self, and the community so they become resilient and empowered, living a life of dignity as they seek to be a blessing in God’s Kingdom and our community.
Our Guiding Principles…
1. Incorporate the Gospel into everything we do
2. NEVER do anything for someone they can do for themselves
3. Poverty consists of broken relationships with God, self, others, and community
4. Relationships are more important than programs
5. Focus on assets, not needs
6. Listen to both spoken and unspoken needs
7. Seek sustainable solutions in achieving self-sufficiency
“Poverty is rooted in broken relationships, so the solution to poverty is rooted in the power of Jesus’ death and resurrection to put all things into right relationships again” — from When Helping Hurts