Homelessness & Poverty
We believe personal growth is not an end in and of itself. We grow so that we will be a blessing to those around us, our city, and to the world, especially to those who are spiritually and materially poor.
God has a deep concern for the hungry and for people who live on the margins. The number of homeless people in our city remains steady. We are committed to caring for our neighbours, offering hospitality, nourishment, and friendship.
Many of these individuals experience poor mental and physical health, and have suffered traumas, debilitating injuries, broken homes, and addictions, maybe just the kind of people who Jesus was referring to when he talked about hosting a great banquet in Luke 14.
Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 14:12-14
Do you know about our Oasis Cafe program? It is a community meal which is takes place on Monday evenings and Tuesday for lunch. There are many opportunities to be engaged and involved with this ministry, please check out ways to volunteer here.
Join us here at Tenth as we journey together in becoming more aware, educated, and equipped to provide hope for those in our city who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Debbie Hawker | Director of Local Community Engagement