Gospel Justice Center
Every year, more than 40 million people are unable to find legal help. This includes single moms, veterans, and senior citizens. One in five Americans qualify for legal help with housing, family relationships and employment, but less than half will find the help they need.
Christ Church will be launching a Gospel Justice Center in the Fall of 2022 and we are seeking a volunteer team to lead the ministry.
What is a Gospel Justice Center?
It is a team of passionate individuals who care about God’s heart for justice. Together they empower vulnerable neighbors with the help of a lawyer and the hope of God’s love.
Once a month for four hours, team members gather to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God" (Micah 6:8).
What Makes a Gospel Justice Center unique?
For more than 20 years, Administer Justice has equipped volunteers to expand access to justice and Jesus for neighbors in need. The model is uniquely:
- Affirming dignity & sustainability
- Biblical & holistic
- Church-led, team-supported & neighborhood-based
To learn more about serving on the Volunteer Team, please attend an information meeting on Sunday, June 5 after worship:
- 10:00 a.m. | Oak Brook Boardroom
- 11:00 a.m. | Butterfield Meeting Room C
- 12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook Boardroom
Please register to learn more or visit administerjustice.org.
Limited scope/engagement services. 45-minute assessment of need to create a custom client Next Steps plan that empowers the client with a path toward resolution. May involve limited intervention short of representation.
Meets with client following attorney appointment. Confirms the client’s understanding of the Next Steps plan and discerns the need for additional resources. Prays and provides the hope of God's love.
Visit service agencies and businesses in the community to post flyers, provide brochures, and gather resources. Use social media, attend community gatherings, and spread the word about the Gospel Justice Center.
Client Intake Specialist
Welcome guests, explain process, collect client co-pay, help with registration, and prep for appointment.
Arrange for refreshments and coffee during center times. Set up a play area for children with coloring books, crayons, games, and other small toys. Be available to welcome clients coming into the center.
Drive strong client outcomes by following up by call/text/email to help clients work through any barriers they may be facing.
Engage church in prayer for clients. Complete prayer cards for clients. Pray over the space, team, and clients, and involve others in prayer.
- Pray for Mickey Linneweh, volunteer Justice Champion, who will be leading this initiative for Christ Church.
- Pray for individuals to attend the information meeting on June 5 to learn more about the ministry.
- Pray for the volunteer team, as they engage in this ministry.