Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8) This is our calling. This is our passion. This is our joy. We are InnerCHANGE, a Christian order among the poor within CRM.
We are communities of missionaries living in poor, marginalized neighborhoods around the world – places most people want to avoid or ignore. We seek to live out the good news of Jesus among the poor, both with words and deeds.
Relationships are foundational. As we listen to people, as we interact and reflect on scripture together, collaborative neighborhood action emerges. Trust slowly develops and people open themselves to us and to God. We journey with people and, little by little, we see God at work – both in the poor and in ourselves. Our desire in InnerCHANGE is to see poor people come together as communities of followers of Christ in each place where we are present.
InnerCHANGE teams currently serve in the inner-cities of Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and London as well as in Cambodia, Romania, Venezuela, Guatemala, and South Africa. Plans include future teams in Africa, Asia, and the US.
We neither glamorize our calling nor diminish its importance. We are moved by the life and love of Jesus, enticed by his goodness. We have sensed his call to take up our crosses and follow: knowing that as we lose our life for his sake, we will truly find it. Despite the enormity of the missionary task, we do not pursue this work with long faces. Rather, we rejoice in our opportunity to be messengers of the King as he invites all people – poor and rich alike – to his banquet table.
a book by John Hayes
Posted on December 11th, 2010 by Michael
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