– why reaching out to the wider community is important to us

People say “charity begins at home.” Well that may be true, but it certainly doesn’t end there!

World united in Christ web 1We believe that God wants to reverse the growing divisions of our world and unite everything back together – with Jesus Christ keeping all in harmony. Jesus identified himself with the poor and marginalised – “Whatever you do to the least of these brothers of mine – you do for me” (Matt 25)

St John says we can’t claim to love God if we close our heart to our neighbour – whether she lives across the road or he across the sea (1 John 3)

At St Tim’s we believe that God wants us to live generous lives reaching out with his love into the wider community. For us the ‘wider community’ includes ministries to the elderly in our neighbourhood, the unemployed across Sheffield and Slum dwellers in urban Delhi, North India. You can find these and other ministries in the sections to the left.

In recent years, St Tim’s has been trying to become more aware – and active – in social justice and environmental concerns, locally and globally. We encourage each other to change the way we live, trying to live in accordance with the vision of Acts Chapter 2:44, ‘All the believers continued together in close fellowship and shared their belongings with one another.’

We want everyone to hear the Good News of God’s love and forgiveness in Jesus. But if we are to believe the message of his love, our lives must demonstrate it.

A group we call Re:Acts2 (after the passage in Acts) coordinates and encourages the church in doing this.