What is unique about the neighborhoods of West County?
What makes the neighborhoods of West County unique is that we can offer the appearance of looking like we have everything together, and therefore missing the needs that exist within our communities. We are part of a context that in many ways represents the American Dream for so many because of the access towards education, career, home ownership, and upward mobility. Yet, we know that underneath those pursuits we are part of a context where comparison, comfort, and safety can become cultural idols for us and can cause us to have blindspots that prevent us from rightly seeing our community and those who are a part of it.
Because of that reality, we believe that we have opportunities as a church to model vulnerability, humility, and need, and then enter into spaces and with people who are vulnerable and in need. That specifically includes partnering with schools like Hanna Woods and working with families that are most vulnerable, to working with Los Vecinos and those who are part of the mobile home community, to working with Together For Kids and working with families that have been impacted by poverty and the prison system.