Our setting in South Louisville is unique. We share the neighborhood with many international families, specifically the Burundi, African Evangelical Friends Church who utilizes our building. There are over 200 non-English languages spoken within a six mile radius of our location. Serving in an international and socio-economically diverse context like this affords us many opportunities to learn from our neighbors as we work together to account for needs that are different than our own.
We take seriously authentic community engagement, but that does not mean it is easy. We are working hard to enhance our listening skills, especially as we turn to the young people of our neighborhood for mutual teaching and support. We want to be a church that works alongside the people we serve since we are all in this boat of life together. We all have the capabilities to offer support as we ride waves that facilitate peace and friendship. We are all the beloved children of God.