“God defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow. He loves the immigrant, giving him food and clothing.” Deuteronomy 10:18
What is the Workday?
As a ministry of New City, the Workday exists to engage and equip the body of Christ for Spirit-led deeds of justice and mercy primarily within the city of St. Louis. We do this because the need in St. Louis is great. We also do this because poverty and oppression can be found most anywhere, and God calls us as his children to enter in and to demonstrate his love and goodness; our hope and prayer is that volunteers who serve with the Workday will replicate the sort of work we do in their own communities. There are many opportunities to serve with the Workday. Join us for a day (or for a whole weekend) during our monthly Saturday Workdays, or come for a week and join our Spring Teams or Summer Teams.
New City Fellowship began in 1992 when a team of pastors and other prospective members entered the West End neighborhood of North St. Louis and helped an elderly widow by working on her home. Why start a church in this way? Scripture is clear: “You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land” (Deuteronomy 15:11). Specifically, the Lord commands us to “visit orphans and widows in their distress” (James 1:27).
During Workday events, volunteers directly assist the fatherless, the widow, immigrants and refugees. This assistance can take many forms:
- mowing a widow’s lawn
- delivering furniture to a newly arriving refugee family
- helping a single mom move into her new home
- visiting residents of a city nursing home, servicing cars with our auto ministry
- building a wheelchair ramp for a disabled senior
In all of these ‘projects,’ the priority of the Workday is to build relationships between the volunteers and those they are assisting. Our desire is to proclaim–both in word and in deed–the lordship of Jesus.
We look forward to meeting you and finding out what God has in store for us as we seek together his kingdom and his righteousness!