May 29, 2020 | Hope Hillsborough |
The Congregation’s Justice Ministry Network The Justice Ministry Team Member, Network Members, and Participants Example of Structure * i.e. Micah 6:8; Amos 5:21-24; Matt. 23:23; Quran 5:9, 16:90, 49:9. 1 Network Member 10 Network Member 9 Network Member 8 Network Member 7 Network Member 6 Network Member 5 Network Member 4 Network Member 3 Network Member 2 Network Member Team Member Roles in the Justice Ministry Network Each Justice Ministry Network Member agrees to: 1. Bring at least 3 people (Participants) to Nehemiah Action 2. Attend 3 other large HOPE organization-wide events: the Convention, Rally, and Justice Ministry Celebration. Each Team Member enlists 10 people to be a Justice Ministry Network Member, as well as functions as a Network Member. Justice Ministry Network Members are also invited to financially investing in the justice ministry, get involved by attending research and issue committee meetings, corporate visits, and other activities. Why Build the Justice Ministry Network? We are called to do justice.* Our ability to “do justice” successfully is directly related to our power (ability) to hold systems accountable; our power comes from large numbers of united people. (Neh. 5) The Justice Ministry Network helps build our numbers. Our vision is to turn out our Average Worship Attendance (AWA) once a year to the large Nehemiah Action. The Justice Ministry Network provides a real opportunity for all of our members to respond to God’s call to do justice.
We have HOPE for justice!
HOPE is a multi-issue, grassroots, community organization consisting of 23 multicultural and interfaith member congregations throughout Hillsborough County. HOPE is a non-partisan, private, non-profit, 501(c) 3, tax-exempt, community organization founded and incorporated in the State of Florida in 1988.
HOPE’s mission is to promote justice, fairness, and the dignity of people, by engaging and training people to responsibly and successfully act together to hold officials accountable to improve the systems affecting the quality of life in our communities. We do that by:
Training residents to identify common community problems experienced by families and neighbors
Meeting with local experts and decision-makers to better understand the problems and identify long-term solutions
Take action to hold decision-makers accountable to implement the long-term systemic solutions