It’s clear in the Bible that God has always been especially concerned about those facing poverty and injustice.
Care for the Poor
We believe that throughout all of human history, care for the poorest has been of vital concern for God, and therefore it needs to be vitally important for those who worship Him too.
The God we read about in the Bible is described as compassionate, gracious, merciful, kind and loving. He is particularly concerned about those that society mistreats and disregards, those who are hopeless and helpless to get out of their circumstances.
The Bible says that Jesus was anointed to bring good news to the poor, and Jesus says that how we treat the poorest in society is an indicator of how well we know Him. He spent a great deal of time with those in need, from life-long beggars to shamed prostitutes, from ostracised tax collectors to those who were sick or in turmoil. He showed compassion to everyone He met.
We want King’s Church to be characterised by compassion that translates into action, showing practical care and support to the poorest and most vulnerable in our communities. ‘Care for the poor’ is one of the three key elements of our vision for this church.