In the book of James, we learn that faith without deeds is dead.  James paints a bleak picture of the Christian who simply “wishes well” for someone who is in need, but does nothing to help these real, “felt needs.”  There is certainly no shortage of needs in the communities around us, and it takes a great amount of Spirit-led discernment to know how and when it is best to help with these needs.  We want to be a body of people that is always extending a helping hand to those in need in our own church body, as well as to those in our nearby community.  Therefore, as part of our missional outreach, we attempt to find the best ways to offer immediate assistance for the “felt needs” of each unique individual and circumstance that we encounter, while helping guide towards long-term success and stability.