How do you impact a community?

Written by Megan McDermott, Latino Children and Youth Director

When you think of the word community; what words come to your mind? Is it neighborhood, friendship, fellowship?  One of the most lasting fingerprints that Jesus left on our world today was the importance of community.  Jesus planted and nurtured strong followers that became the first church of believers.  When we reflect on the early church of Acts, we are reminded that the earliest Jesus followers, “...shared their lives together; they ate and prayed together. And everyone was amazed at what God was doing.” (Acts 2:42-43)

One of the core values at Mission Adelante is recognizing that the challenges in our community are God-sized and that meeting them requires partnerships that begin with relationships. How does this same idea of community show itself throughout the streets and neighborhoods of Kansas City, Kansas? Relationships! Relationships lead to community, and community is what impacts this city for God.  

This past Monday many of our volunteers from all of our different ministry outreaches at Mission Adelante gathered for our Volunteer Huddle. We worshiped, we prayed, we ate desserts, and we shared life.  We also met to “..stand amazed at what God is doing.”  We recognize that the partnerships that God has formed between Mission Adelante and the many churches of our city is an opportunity to share the heart of Jesus in Kansas City.