Download our HFNY Resource Card as a way to engage homeless and hungry neighbors.
Read Tim Keller's outline of "Wholistic Ministry" and the Biblical call of the church to minister in both word and deeds of mercy and justice.
Watch our workshop on "How to Care for our Homeless Neighbors," outlining practical ways to serve our homeless neighbors and connect them to resources.
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
Dr. Tim Keller
|Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
Dr. Tim Keller
|When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City
Mark R. Gornik
BY ELISE CHONG
At Hope for New York, our vision is a city in which all New Yorkers—every individual, family, and community—are thriving and flourishing socially, economically, emotionally, in every way.
We envision a city where all of our neighbors have homes to live in and jobs to support their families. All of our children are provided with the opportunities they need to reach their full potential. And every exploited, vulnerable, isolated, or marginalized person experiences justice.
That is why we came up with our 10 year vision to see a movement of mercy and justice expand across our city. In the next 10 years, we plan to incubate new non-profits to holistically serve our city, activate New York churches to love their neighbors in need, and unite New Yorkers to provide solutions to poverty.
To do this, we want to grow to 30 partner churches and 90 non-profit affiliates by 2027.
This past fiscal year, we kicked off our 10 year vision by adding three new church partners: Hope Church Midtown, Redeemer Lincoln Square, and Renaissance Church and five new non-profit affiliates: Dream Center NYC, Expect Hope, Prison Fellowship, Thrive Collective, and Urban Hope. This expands our network to 10 partner churches and 50 affiliates.
Ultimately, we want to see Christians living out their call to generously and sacrificially serve their neighbors in both word and deed, demonstrating Christ’s love in practical acts of compassion.
Imagine a New York City where churches are known for doing justice and loving mercy. A city where the Church is serving even more New Yorkers in need—from East Harlem to Far Rockaway, Jamaica to West Brighton, the Lower East Side to the South Bronx.
That is what we are believing God will do in our city, through His people, and for our neighbors in need.
We are excited at how God will use each of us as agents of mercy and justice in our neighborhoods.