In our mission to serve the Lord, we include the mission imperative to reform society. It's an important aspect of our efforts to serve the Lord in this world. Truly, as God's love is embraced by more and more people, the society will be transformed.
This is often seen as community development. That is, we take a holistic approach in the community that is more comprehensive than one person at a time. We examine the many aspects that make up the community, consider where we can help or contribute to the neighborhood and establish a plan for improvement. I believe it works best when we accentuate community capacity development. That's when we build upon the strengths of the community. It's a good plan.
Genesis 48:4 (NIV)
4 and said to me, 'I am going to make you fruitful and will increase your numbers. I will make you a community of peoples, and I will give this land as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.'