IT’S ABOUT JESUS
Jesus commanded us in Matthew 28 to “go and make disciples of all nations…” and we take that seriously. We believe that every Christian has a responsibility to make disciples of Jesus in their neighborhood, workplace and around the world. Jesus also described what compassionate ministry looks like in the parable of the Sheep and the Goats in Matthew 25. At The 25 Group, we do not see a separation between the sharing of the Gospel and the showing of compassion. They have to work together.
IT’S ABOUT JUSTICE
God’s message in Isaiah 1 is harsh, but clear.
Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow.
Isaiah 1: 17(NIV)
So when the team of The 25 Group looks to partner with ministries around the world so that we can equip them with the resources they need to continue in their work, we search for groups that are working to make disciples of Jesus Christ as they perform acts of justice and compassion.
IT’S ABOUT GENEROSITY
Take a moment and search out stats on the western Christian church and our giving. (Here is one video that summarizes it well.) You will find that the simple truth is that we do not give of our wealth nearly enough to assist in works of missions, justice and compassion. This needs to change so The 25 Group works to encourage the church to become more generous and provides it an avenue to practice this discipline.
IT'S ABOUT COLLABORATION
We are about making less least of these. Since 2014 we've made donations to ministries, non-profits, and organizations who are feeding the hungry, providing water for the thirsty, ministering to those in prison, welcoming strangers, clothing the naked, and healing the sick. This is possible because of our donor community, many of whom give $25/month to The 25 Group.
Money isn’t the only resource that we aim to equip worthy ministries with. Through our Biblical Justice Internship program, we seek to partner high quality college graduates with our partners to which gives them a quality team member assisting in the daily work while helping the intern discover what step is next for their career. We also offer Professional Services to our partner non-profits as we know that there is always more work to do than the leaders can handle.
By combining all of these small gifts together, all of us together can make a big impact. Why not join us in worshiping Jesus by following His example of showing compassion to all nations?