When asked about the most important teachings in the bible, Jesus replied with his “great commandment” to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.
The call to love our neighbor is central to our understanding of faith at City Road Chapel. We do this through acts of mercy (direct service to folks in need) and acts of justice (advocacy for change in the world so that all people are valued and cared for). As a part of that calling, we partner with a variety of organizations throughout the community that are providing help to our neighbors. These partnerships allow us to offer help to folks in need far beyond what we would be able to do on our own. We encourage you to visit the websites of the organizations below and support them as you are led.
- Nashville Launchpad
Launchpad offers winter sheltering and other services for homeless persons age 18-24. This population often feels at risk at the “traditional” shelters and providing a safe space for folks in this age range helps them access resources to move them off the streets.
- Elevate Madison
Our friends at Madison Baptist (located next door to us) provide a number of different ministries to assist the homeless as well as building computer literacy skills.
- Open Table Nashville
Open Table provides homeless outreach services with a focus on going to where homeless persons are located rather than requiring them to come to a central location. Open Table also is the primary organization during cold weather for canvassing and attempting to get folks on the streets to go to local shelters.
- Project Transformation Tennessee
Project Transformation offers afterschool and summer literacy programs in local churches which help at-risk children grown in their reading skills and helps college-age adults develop leadership skills through their leadership of these programs.
The Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare (SAFPAW) is a non-profit organization serving Davidson County, Tennessee, by improving the quality of life for people and pets in need.
- Society for St. Andrew
The Society of St. Andrew is a food security organization which helps to provide food to the hungry through gleaning and working with food processors to distribute their surpluses to the poor.