Responding to Needs, Fostering Hope, Community Development
Individual and community development to fulfill the mission of the Greater Randolph Seventh-day Adventist Church in San Antonio, Texas. We provide services such as Basic Food and Clothing assistance, Personal Disaster Response, Back to School Events, Thanksgiving, and Christmas donations, which are based on our asset and community resources.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hat sent Me to heal the brokenhearted..."(Luke 4:17)
Identify existing community coalitions like RACAP, San Antonio Food Bank, American Red Cross, Adventist Community Services (ACS), and other established city shelters and agencies.
Support RACAP and other programs and projects with monetary donations and volunteers.
Encourage other church ministries to respond in times of disaster and crisis interventions with volunteers and monetary contributions.
Be the hands and feet of Jesus in a tangible way.
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”(Jesus)
REACHING OUT IN TIMES OF NEED
To respond to the needs in our community; reveal a belief that reflects the example of faithfulness and compassion of Jesus Christ for the poor, sick, marginalized, victims of injustice, orphans, and widows.
Because the Bible teaches us that we should. (Luke 4:17-19)
Because Christ asked us to do this in preparation for His soon return. (Isaiah 58:6-9).
Because people need the Lord and we are all called to “Wholistic Ministry". (Matthew 25:35-40)
"We should help those who with large families to support have constantly to battle with feebleness and poverty. Many a widowed mother with her fatherless children is working far beyond her strength in order to keep her little ones with her, and provide them with food and clothing. Many such mothers have died from overexertion. Every widow needs the comfort of hopeful, encouraging words, and there are very many who should have substantial aid." (The Ministry of Healing, p. 143)
OUR CORE VALUES
Sharing – We proclaim the good news of salvation by actively demonstrating the love of God.
Connecting – We build relationships by connecting people with their community family and to God.
Ministering – We minister to the communities we serve by focusing on their physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.
Discipleship – We empower and engage members to serve their communities by teaching, mentoring, and equipping in holistic ministry.
“He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.” (Proverbs 19:17)
Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.” (Psalm 41:1)
“Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3, 4)
“For the oppression ofthepoor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the Lord; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.” (Psalm 12:5)
“Whoever lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.” (Psalm 15:5)