Hope & Partnership: Epiphany Fellowship Church of Camden

Epiphany Fellowship of Camden providing free resources, such as hair cuts, to local community members, 2016.

Epiphany Fellowship of Camden providing free resources, such as hair cuts, to local community members, 2016.

 

By Pastor Ernest Grant II

Easter Outreach is one of the more pivotal events in our church calendar.

It's what I call a Macro Outreach Event. Macro Outreach Events are large, community-wide projects that address a variety of deficiencies in a targeted community. This is an opportunity for our church to leverage relationships with partner churches, community development associations, and other organizations for the common purpose of meeting the comprehensive needs of the people within a specific demographic. 

The Easter Outreach is helpful for our context because by providing meals, haircuts, health screenings, schooling options, and a host of other things, we're addressing pressing needs in the community. Our events are held in outdoor spaces such as parking lots and parks, and it’s a great event to get community-wide involvement. Ultimately, through our partnership, we provide for the community, demonstrate our care for the community, and bring Jesus glory.

I'm excited for this year's outreach because we believe that it will give us momentum into the summer to engage people and share the gospel, and the Easter Outreach is pivotal to the survival for our church. We've been in partnership for quite some time and have seen the Lord do some amazing things. My hope is that through this event that we'll be able to show off the glory of a Christ and see many conversions.

Our church is full of people that we've engage from this event and I believe that the Lord uses it to show that he's powerful and mighty in most America's dangerous city.