“Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.” – Francis Schaeffer
Jesus said that He did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Mt 20:28) If we study Jesus, compassion is constantly in sight. The poor, disenfranchised and afflicted surrounded Jesus. He gave them health and hope, along with a strong dose of friendship.
At Refuge Church, we try hard to follow this example. We partner with food banks, homeless ministries and other organizations to try to bring hope and goodness to the world around us. These include:
Refuge has a running food donation ministry in partnership with the Nourishing Network to provide food to homeless students in our district. You can bring non-perishable food to any service, and you’ll find the donation box in our lobby.
Every year at Christmas, we team up with a local partner like Alderwood Middle School and global partner like Samaritan’s Purse to bless our neighbors near and far.
We also collaborate with local school supervisors to help meet unique needs of those in our neighborhoods.
We try to use our building to serve the community with AA meetings, affordable rentals, and free use for organizations like YoungLife and others.
We also serve inside the church, helping with kids, youth, grounds, hospitality and welcoming guests. With only ONE paid staff, we always need hands to help!
If you would like more information on how serve with Refuge Church contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org