Christ-centered relationships are needed all over our city, our country, and our world. Â Champions of Hope seeks to foster these relationships in South Dallas to see long-term individual and community transformation.
Mentoring is biblical…
Jesus practiced the mentoring model with his disciples and they, in turn, replicated it. The apostle Paul took to heart the call to invest himself in others as evidenced particularly through his relationship with Timothy. Here is Paul’s mentoring plan for the church in Thessalonica:
But we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (I Thes. 2:7-8, 11-12)
The community of South Dallas is where we have been called to the mission of discipleship through relationships. Â We are encouraged by Jeremiah to â€œseek the peace and prosperity of the city.â€ (29:7)
Our goal is to provide a mentor to every 4th grader in the 2 elementary schools below and mentor them through middle and high school.