These are challenging times for all of us. During the last couple of months, the world has changed. On one side, we have seen the amazing creativity that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought out in people. On the other side, we have also clearly seen the impact of anxiety and loss in ourselves and in those around us. We have witnessed selflessness and generosity, and we have experienced painful polarization.
As the weeks continue to pass, we are coming to terms with the fact that we are not returning to the same “normal” we had before the pandemic. There is a new normal coming into existence, and we believe that this new normal will need a voice that continuously reminds us that wholeness is possible for individuals, communities, and the world.
Over the past month or more we have shaped spaces for wholeness through the creation of new groups in English and Spanish where people have space to express their anxiety and what this experience has been for them – and to enjoy the support of a community that is struggling and learning together. We have reflected on and applied Faithwalking principles in an effort to navigate the crisis while being who we want to be – who God wants us to be – in times like these. We have talked of the importance of taking care of our soul and of practices that nurture us. We have started a podcast to share our learning with others.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that is taking place today, May 5, 2020 (in addition to #GivingTuesday which takes place annually on December 1st), as an urgent response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It is an opportunity for people around the world to come together across everything that divides us to use our individual power of generosity in the variety of ways that it can be manifested to remain connected and to heal. This Giving Tuesday we at Faithwalking ask you to help us fulfill our calling and responsibility to continue holding these spaces and being that voice that reminds people that wholeness is possible in the love of God. Help us move forward by making a financial contribution to Faithwalking – if you are able to do so during a time that is financially challenging for so many. We are grateful for your partnership.
As you consider giving, we hope you will think of us in the Faithwalking community. Here is why we are passionate about what we do:
We believe that God’s intended design is for wholeness in individuals, communities, and the world. We believe that God’s hope is for shalom to be present, which includes peace, unity, completeness, wholeness, and well-being for everyone and in everyone. God’s hope is for the Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven.
We live in a world of brokenness: People are chronically anxious and reactive, internally conflicted, frequently unloving, and regularly unconcerned about the common good. Many Christians are inconsistent in following the way of Jesus.
To make wholeness possible for individuals, communities, and the world.
We do this through a process of spiritual formation where people are equipped with tools to gain freedom from wounds of their past, grow in emotional maturity, and live lives of purpose on mission with God, so that they increasingly follow the way of Jesus by serving the poor, the marginalized, and those in need, working for the common good, and restoring individuals, social systems, communities, and nations to God’s intended design.
Our vision is for Faithwalking to be accessible to every person in the world so that participants become agents of wholeness in their own context.
The Faithwalking Team