Our We Choose ministry initiative is shaped by our Core Values, the foundational pillars of discipleship. It also represents the strategic way we budget, allocate, discuss, raise, and spend resources in a manner that will help us accomplish the mission God has given us. We are excited to share these updates of how we have seen discipleship in the context of community flourish through our current We Choose plan.
We are committed to serving orphans and vulnerable children in our community. One way our Spartanburg campus has embraced this mission is through a collaboration with other community partners to refurbish Spartanburg County’s DSS visitation rooms. Our local DSS staff work tirelessly to serve children in foster care and their families, and we were excited to be able to support their efforts through this project. These visitation rooms are used for children in foster care to visit with their biological families, and our goal was to make them warm, clean, and welcoming spaces.
Volunteers from our Spartanburg campus worked to remove old furniture, paint, and move in new rugs and furniture. They also provided toys and other items to make the rooms welcoming—one of our members even painted original artwork with a unique theme for each room! The funds for three of the rooms were donated by community partners, and the Spartanburg campus provided funds for the fourth room.
What a blessing to be able to show Jesus’ love in a tangible way! There are lots of opportunities to serve through our Foster & Adopt ministry. If you are interested in getting involved, click below to learn more.