Welcome to Compassion21...
Compassion21 seeks to share the compassion of Jesus with people who are struggling spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Let’s serve together to bring hope and the compassion of Jesus to the people who have limited resources within our city..
As Christians we are called to love. To radically and simply love Christ and love people. 1 John 4:20-21 says if anyone boasts, "I love God," and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won't love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can't see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You've got to love both.
Partnerships, alliances, collaborations, working together are all terms thrown around quite often in the non-profit world. Developing partnerships is one of two core values held by Compassion21. From the beginning, this ministry was built on the values of involving the army of God and taking the Good News of Jesus to the poor. Those values have not changed. Over the next few months, I plan look at how we plan to build on and expand those two core values.
Here is a fact. The needs of people with limited resources are too great for any one man to fill, any one organization to serve or for any one church to minister. We simply must develop partnerships if we are to effectively show Jesus to the low income communities of our city. The greatest asset that Compassion21 has is twenty-two years of trust built within the poverty stricken areas of Montgomery. Forming partnerships allows us to use this trust conduit to bring Jesus to those who are hurting.
In Nehemiah’s day, he faced the daunting task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. They had put off rebuilding those walls for over one hundred and twenty years because of the enormous task at hand. When they finally got down to work, it only took fifty-two days. How did he do it? Partnerships. He developed a partnership with the king, the people of the city and those who owned property next to the wall. These partnerships adopted a section of the wall to rebuild. Nehemiah chapter three details these partnerships.
Just as it was in Nehemiah’s day, we need people, churches and organizations to take a section of our city that needs our help. Compassion21 stands ready to equip you and your church or organization for works of service among the poor. Just imagine what would happen in Montgomery if every section of poverty in our city were adopted by churches and organizations with the goal of being the hands and feet of Jesus to those communities. What a blessing to those communities and to those adopting those communities that would be, not to mention the magnificent glory our God will receive.
Will you consider partnering with us today?
Let’s serve together to bring hope and the compassion of Jesus to the people who have limited resources within our city.
The inner city culture is a subculture of our society that has emerged from poverty and our welfare system. Sports, music, and drugs are often a major part of this culture. Many inner city children and adolescents believe that these three paths will lead to making it “big," but the reality is all three offer false hope. In fact, only 3 out of 10,000 boys make it into the NBA, and only 1 in 5000 girls makes it into the WNBA. The odds of being successful in the music industry are about as low as in sports, and the road to drugs will
The Learning Centers are designed to offer hope to those trapped in hopelessness. To promote healing to those who have been hurt by society and generations of despair. To provide a choice to those filled with anger, rage and violence. A volunteer force of business professionals, homemakers, politicians, students, ministers and teachers collaborate to equip 120 plus youth each week.
The C21 Chuck Headley Benevolence Center, in partnership with the Montgomery Area Food Bank, seeks to assist those in need by providing food items that will supplement their normal household food allotment. We serve our registered neighbors through food distributions most Tuesdays from 09:00-11:00 a.m. We register new neighbors on the first Tuesday of each month. Those wishing to register should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. It is our hope that by serving our neighbors with the compassion of Jesus that they might be blessed for a better tomorrow.