VPC’s outreach to lower income areas of Vienna is now Belong!
Belong! is the love of Christ in action. Belong! offers a range of opportunities for the community – to create spiritual, physical and economic well-being.
The new name expresses our great desire to encourage a sense of belonging in our community, where many have lived in relative isolation due to language, social, and economic barriers. The tag line, “Neighbors loving neighbors”, reflects the love that we have received from God, and the love that we give and receive from others.
Belong! has some open positions. Please take a look and see if Belong! is calling you.
There was a day when, if we wanted to reach people from other lands with the good news of Jesus, we would send missionaries. Now, people from other lands are coming to us. New immigrants and refugees live in our community. And would you believe that there are 6000 people living in poverty within a five-mile radius of VPC? Many of them are these vary same people from other lands. We have neighbors in our community who are struggling with language and cultural barriers, isolation, hopelessness…
We want to share Christ’s love with our neighbors. We want to do our part to meet their tangible, relational and spiritual needs. Thanks to the Ignite campaign, and in consultation with community leaders, we plan to address unemployment, childcare, and transportation issues in the name of Christ. As we address these priority issues, God is opening opportunities to address nutritional needs, to expand ESOL instruction, and to disciple new believers.
We are starting where we have prior relationships in the Vienna Park neighborhood and with Cunningham Park Elementary School. We are forming new partnerships with other area churches, businesses, nonprofit organizations to provide dignified support to those who Christ commands us to love and serve.
For more information on the current situation and the aspirations of the community, please click here.
For a copy of our general outreach plans, click here.