A Community of Service
Through the praxes of fellowship, study, and prayer, Hebraic Christian Global Community is equipped to be a community of service. Never self-aggrandizing, this community reaches out first to everyone in the community of Christian faith and then to the entire community of humanity to extend the helping hand of service. By its laterally networking reinforcement, the community collectively is able to accomplish much more than its constituent members could do individually.
The Hebraic paradigm for this community of service is found in the instructions of Moses to those who were called for priestly functions in the ancient Israelite community. They were to be “servants who serve the services that serve” (Numbers 4:47). While this scriptural statement may sound like a profound redundancy in the Hebrew text, it is actually a superlative declaration of the servant nature of leadership. God has ordained that there be services that serve both God and his people, and he has ordained that there be servants who serve those services.
This is the divine principle of servant leadership that Jesus so succinctly described to his own disciples: “He that is the chief among you, let him be the servant of all” (Mark 10:44). It is something that Jesus, himself, demonstrated beyond all human comprehension when he emptied himself of his ever-inherent equality with his heavenly Father to become fully human, even submitting to death as a slave of all to be the Savior of all (Philippians 2:6-8).
This community of service begins with the faith community. Hebraic Christian Global Community continually sees itself as a servant to the entire Christian church. It gives freely and offers its understanding to all believers for their benefit, leaving the degree of acceptance and implementation in the hands of God who leads through the Holy Spirit.
This community of service understands that it is merely a stewardship of the grace of God and that consequently it owns nothing of the insight or wisdom that it has received. It understands that it is merely a conduit through which God’s blessings can be released to all. Like Abraham, it has been blessed of God in order that all the families and nations of the earth may share the blessing.
The community of service is also a servant to the needy and less fortunate of society. Pure religion is preeminently manifest in support for those who through life’s circumstances are less able to help themselves (James 1:27) through feeding, clothing, and visiting the suffering and downtrodden (Matthew 25:36). This is a culture that lifts up the hands that hang down (Hebrews 12:12) and strengthens the feeble knees (Isaiah 35:3).
This is a community that supports the weak and helpless not because of constraint or emotion, but because God has commanded such, and it does so consistently and unobtrusively. It is truly a philanthropic society in which every member is encouraged to contribute–from the least and poorest, to the greatest and most wealthy.