Mission: Justice

Next Steps from the Spiritual Life Assessment

As we seek to stay rooted in Christ, we are focusing on four roots of health: formation, leadership, mission, and care. The following are suggested resources to help you cultivate mission and justice in your life.

Justice Resources

  • The Wounded Healer by Henry Nouwen
    The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective.
  • Generous Justice by Timothy Keller
    In Generous Justice, Keller explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. Here is a book for believers who find the Bible a trustworthy guide as well as those who suspect that Christianity is a regressive influence in the world.
  • The Colors of Hope by Richard Dahlstrom
    Christians should be artists who paint with the colors of hope in a broken world, embodying Christ's redemptive presence in our personal lives, our work, and our relationships.
  • International Justice Mission
    IJM seeks to make public justice systems work for victims of abuse and oppression who urgently need the protection of the law. Join the movement to bring justice to those who need it most.
  • How Much is Enough by Arthur Simon
    In How Much Is Enough?, Arthur Simon takes an uncompromising look at America's wealth, reflecting what dominates the hearts and motivations of its people. He diagnoses Western civilization as sick with "affluenza," or runaway materialism, and shows readers how to reject the disease and set new priorities.
  • The Story of Stuff
    When Annie Leonard and her friends at Free Range Studios set out in 2007 to share what she’d learned about the way we make, use and throw away Stuff, they thought 50,000 views would be a good result for her ‘20-minute cartoon about trash.’ Today, with over 15 million views and counting, The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time.
  • Spilling Hope 365
    Spilling Hope is not just about writing a check. It’s about making an intentional lifestyle change that enables you to give generously. Our hope is that together, our community will move toward simplicity. This movement will not only empower us to change lives in East Africa, but will allow us to make room in our busy, cluttered lives for genuine learning, relationships, and transformation.