I want to encourage us to continue to be socially conscious and not simply engage in social ministry but social justice. Social justice challenges policies that cause us to perform social ministry. The church has been silent on many issues and there is a dire need for the church to speak to issues that negatively affect others. We must speak for those who have no voice. In other words we must speak truth to power. We must continue to speak to issues of racism, sexism, gun control, mass incarceration, poverty, bullying, affordable care, etc., and we cannot be silent on these issues but must take action.
The Second Annual State of the Church Address 2014
God’s Limitless Possibilities: Upon this Rock, Matthew 16:13-18
March 16, 2013
The Reverend Wayne E. Croft, Sr. D. Min., Ph. D