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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.'”

 – JEREMIAH 21:12

“JUSTICE”

– A THEME THAT FORMS THE BACKBONE OF SCRIPTURE.

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. 

EXODUS 23:6

DEUTERONOMY 24:17

JOB 5:16

PSALM 82:3-4

PSALM 89:14

PSALM 103:6

PSALM 112:5

PSALM 140:12

PROVERBS 29:7

PROVERBS 31:8-9

ISAIAH 1:10-17

ISAIAH 10:1-2

ISAIAH 58:6-7

JEREMIAH 9:23-24

JEREMIAH 21:12

HOSEA 12:6

AMOS 5:10-15

AMOS 5:21-24

MICAH 6:8

ZECHARIAH 7:9-13

MALACHI 3:5

MATTHEW 25:31-40

LUKE 4:18

JAMES 1:27

Understanding-Gospel 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

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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.”

Stearns

RICH STEARNS

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.”

Erwin-Lutzer

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.”
ACCESS THE BOOK

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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 

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GJI-Icon_smallALL-INCLUSIVE SUPPORT

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.

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GRANT FUNDING

No need to worry about budget line items. We provide grant funding to help you launch a Gospel Justice Center.

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SIMPLE PROCESS

We help you build your team through a step-by-step 6 month process.

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TOOLS & TRAINING

We provide all the necessary resources along with a custom cloud-based secure system to track and report impact.

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SELF-SUSTAINING

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.

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THE COMMITMENT

OPEN YOUR CHURCH

Usually 4 hours, 1 Saturday/month. Provide warm, friendly reception area welcoming the community, private meeting office(s) & internet access.

ESTABLISH A JUSTICE CHAMPION

Every ministry needs a leader. This individual is your key contact and ours as we do justice together. If this person is not a lawyer one will need to be identified to serve on the team.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

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.

THE RETURN

FULFILLED CALLING

Shepherding the flock with justice becomes a reality in your church.

TRAINING

We equip your team for legal ministry with a step by step initial six month process and ongoing training, coaching and resources.

NATIONAL CONNECTIONS

Your team becomes part of a national network for resources and ministry.

FREEDOM

Freedom from legal burdens is attainable – people are able to flourish.

STABILITY

People now stand on their feet versus falling in the downward spiral that ensues when they are caught in the web of legalities.

CHANGED LIVES

Individuals and families are put back together as they are served legally, socially, and spiritually.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

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.