Why should Christians engage in advocacy work? Isn’t that getting too political? Learn why as Christians we are called to speak up for people that need our voices.
Advocacy is simply intercessory prayer in action. We pray for each other and for people in need. We ask the Holy Spirit to advocate for us and for each other. Advocacy takes this prayer practice a step further.
Fellowship Southwest advocacy is rooted in the same spirit and call that motivates our mission endeavors: to demonstrate the love of Christ by loving our most neglected and marginalized neighbors. As Christians dedicated to service, we often encounter situations and issues in need of a strong voice. Such encounters create passionate advocates in our churches and among those serving across the globe.
Fellowship Southwest advocacy is about encouraging, equipping and promoting the voice of advocates in our midst as they encounter need. In doing so, we strive to exercise responsible Christian citizenship by modeling a more effective, positive and inclusive public witness for the church.
The goal of Fellowship Southwest advocacy is to discover advocates already at work and to...
- Increase their effectiveness by offering strategic advice and counsel
- Connect them to one another in order to share experiences and best practices
- Connect them to experts — both individuals and trusted organizations
- Promote opportunities for effective and impactful advocacy among our churches and pastors
Fellowship Southwest seeks a two-sided relationship with its partner congregations. There are many opportunities for you to serve the community through Fellowship Southwest, and Fellowship Southwest also wants to serve you and support you internally. We have a wide network of churches and ministers, and we want to help you connect to that and become stronger because of it.
Pastors need opportunities for their own spiritual renewal and time to connect with colleagues and build community. Fellowship Southwest invites ministers into a supportive network where they can be fed by mentorship, retreats and conferences.
It is heavy to take on the needs of your communities and the world on your own, and yet many churches are doing just that. Fellowship Southwest wants to be a source for sharing your best ministry practices, so that other congregations can learn from you and you can learn from others. When we share our experiences, it helps churches to not have to recreate the wheel whenever a new ministry begins.
Sometimes the work of the kingdom grows heavy. But if we take on Jesus' yoke, he promises that the burden will be light and he will give us rest. One way that Jesus lightens our load is by giving us a fellowship that shares the work, encourages each another, and celebrates the good things. We are people of hope, people of joy, and our communities are a hub of celebration. There are many ministries that spread the joy and love of Christ in our communities, and Fellowship Southwest wants to celebrate these acts too.
Follow Fellowship Southwest on social media, be inspired by the work of the Holy Spirit throughout our region, and copy what you like!
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Fellowship Southwest serves as a resource to churches that are searching for a new pastor. Let us talk with you about the role of a search committee and provide some resources for you during your time of transition.
We specifically advocate for finding a place for young ministers and women ministers to serve God in healthy congregations. We support the education and formation of these ministers, and are committed to helping churches open their hearts and pulpits to them.