“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Jesus’ words from Luke 4 are critical to our vision as a church. Reading from Isaiah, Jesus proclaims a vision of God’s Kingdom that, in word and deed, proclaims good news those at the margins of society. Jesus’ Kingdom vision is wholistic and our vision is to be the kind of church that joins Jesus in his mission to see freedom, healing, transformation and wholeness come to our neighbors and neighborhoods.