If your church closed tomorrow, would your neighbors miss you? When neighbors see a church loving them through compassion and justice, they are open to the message of hope found in the gospel. Sadly, too many see the church as judgment, not justice. A recent study found 2/3 of Americans experience at least one legal problem in the course of a year. Such problems generated loss of hope, damage to physical or mental health, financial problems, isolation and fear. Sadly 56% failed to seek help from a pastor or others because they were resigned to being judged as “part of God’s plan.”
GOD’S CHARGE TO HIS PEOPLE
“THIS IS WHAT THE LORD SAYS TO YOU, HOUSE OF DAVID: ‘ADMINISTER JUSTICE EVERY MORNING; RESCUE FROM THE HAND OF THE OPPRESSOR THE ONE WHO HAS BEEN ROBBED, OR MY WRATH WILL BREAK OUT AND BURN LIKE FIRE BECAUSE OF THE EVIL YOU HAVE DONE– BURN WITH NO ONE TO QUENCH IT.'”
God’s Justice Bible shows God’s plan for justice to triumph from Genesis through Revelation, in each Section of Scripture from the “Book of the Law” to the “End Times” – a theme that forms the backbone of Scripture. Below are only a sample of 2,000 versus that share’s God’s heart on justice.
Justice for the poor is the second most prominent theme in Scripture. You have compassion ministries but it seems like they only scratch the surface. Band-Aids on the deeper wound of injustice. But justice is messy, time consuming, and requires expertise. Who can you trust to help and how can you possibly take on such a momentous task?
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE BOOK
DR. TONY EVANS
PASTOR, OAK CLIFF BIBLE CHURCH PRESIDENT, THE URBAN ALTERNATIVE BESTSELLING AUTHOR CHAPLAIN, NBA’S DALLAS MAVERICKS
“I make Gospel Justice available for people who really need to understand what the Gospel has to say about justice…Bruce Strom’s exposition of the scripture and application to the poor is spectacular.”
PRESIDENT, WORLD VISION US AUTHOR, UNFINISHED & THE HOLE IN OUR GOSPEL
“As Christians we are called to “loose the chains of injustice…to set the oppressed free.” By stepping away from a lucrative career to fight the oppression of the poor, Bruce Strom gives an inspiring example for fulfilling this call.”
DR. ERWIN W. LUTZER
PASTOR, THE MOODY CHURCH
“This books combines the clear biblical teaching about justice with practical insights and examples as to how it should be applied. Don’t read it unless you are willing to be convicted and motivated toward practical action.”
Justice is God’s heartbeat. So is the gospel. Let Gospel Justice Initiative help you put those together. We pull together the nation’s leading legal experts in Biblical justice to equip your people to use their gifts to serve others. Together we build a justice team that frees people from legal burdens so they can flourish. Hear what other pastors and lawyers are saying.
“Too often churches are known more for the opposition to what is wrong in the world rather than try to roll up their sleeves and do something about it.”
Pastor Dale Robinson
We provide complete support that allows you to be as engaged as you have time for. You can send people in need to the ministry for effective assessment and action plans. We help you equip your people to integrate faith and service through a transformative legal ministry. And all at no cost to you.
No need to worry about budget line items. We provide grant funding to help you launch a Gospel Justice Center.
We help you build your team through a step-by-step 6 month process.
TOOLS & TRAINING
We provide all the necessary resources along with a custom cloud-based secure system to track and report impact.
After the initial launch, the ministry becomes self-sustaining through small client fees.
EQUIP TO SERVE
YOU’RE LIVING OUT THE GREAT COMMISSION.
LET’S DO IT TOGETHER.
Maximizing impact involves working with Christ-centered subject matter experts. Together, we advance the Gospel through justice – taking love to our neighbors struggling in our legal systems.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP
Fill out a grant application and contact us to start the process of launching a Gospel Justice Center.
We require gospel justice centers to be like-minded in loving God and neighbor. We respect other faiths and serve all people but we partner with Christ followers who agree with our Statement of Faith.
BECOME A MEMBER
The grant covers the first year membership which provides access to experts, ongoing training, coaching, forms, best practices and data base for tracking and reporting impact. Membership is based on church size and small client administrative fees usually cover the cost going forward.
Shepherding the flock with justice becomes a reality in your church.
We equip your team for legal ministry with a step by step initial six month process and ongoing training, coaching and resources.
Your team becomes part of a national network for resources and ministry.
Freedom from legal burdens is attainable – people are able to flourish.
People now stand on their feet versus falling in the downward spiral that ensues when they are caught in the web of legalities.
Individuals and families are put back together as they are served legally, socially, and spiritually.
Legal assistance effects not only the individual, but those they are in community with. Your Justice Center provides an average of $300,000 in legal support and $70,000 in community benefits.
POWERFUL KINGDOM IMPACT
Lives are freed from violence, fraud, instability and legal burdens so they can flourish.
SERVE UNDER-RESOURCED COMMUNITY
Communities are changed as those who once had no voice, now have one.