But we also resist elitism or social isolation, and we try to engage our communities and even the diverse cultures outside our experience. With discussion groups we build relationships in the neighborhood. Our student/youth ministries help kids succeed in school, pursue higher education, build character, and learn how to love their families with greater sacrifice.
It’s traditionally called “ministry”, but we call it The Love Ethic Jesus taught in the Bible, and it results in the most fruitful life available to humanity. People love Bible studies once they see The Love Ethic touching their hearts like this:
We love, because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19
This is why people at Xenos are so creative at finding new and different ways to reach others with the Love Ethic of Jesus Christ. We fight poverty and pursue the global concerns Jesus held for all humanity. These are important ways to reach outside the local Christian community with genuine concern.
All these groups require qualified leaders and workers who need support, so we provide equipping through Bible education, online resources, some pastoral counseling, leadership mentoring (which includes oversight), and finally logistical support for these efforts, which enables our groups to support each other through various retreats, our financial ministry, and events like baptisms, .
But “infrastructure” should never overshadow what really matters:
“What is important is faith expressing itself in love.” (Galatians 5:7, NLT)