Community Impact Team
Welcome to Woodland Park Baptist Church’s Community Impact Team (CIT). As followers of Christ, we believe that it is our responsibility to impact those around us for Christ. And this impact should not just be with respect to individuals, but also our community, our culture, our government and our world. To do this, we must be salt and light as Jesus admonished us in Matthew 5:13-16.
We also see throughout Scripture that righteousness is to be sought after while sin, darkness and wickedness are to be shunned, exposed and rebuked. So, it is with these thoughts as a backdrop that Woodland Park Baptist Church has sensed the need to form the Community Impact Team (CIT).
The mission of the CIT is to promote righteousness in local, state and federal levels of government while at the same time exposing initiatives, policies and legislation that would oppose righteousness as measured by God’s Word.
God’s Word is replete with what He identifies as righteousness as well as what He defines as sin and wickedness. Hence, it should come as no surprise that WPBC through the CIT is attempting to impact our community, culture and government for good and righteousness while at the same time exposing those works of darkness and wickedness. While there are many verses that we could point to, the following two passages are helpful in highlighting our views in this regard:
- Proverbs 11:10 – “When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.”
- Proverbs 14:34 – “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.”
Subject to the Lord’s direction and blessing, the CIT will accomplish its mission by educating, encouraging and energizing fellow believers to become engaged in the governmental process in order to promote righteousness. This may take many forms but could include interaction with elected officials, prayer for them and our nation, voting for candidates, informing family and friends of critical and time sensitive issues, and even running for elective office, if God so leads.