Social Justice



ABOUT THE SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Social Justice Ministry is to create systemic change within the greater Lewisville community in areas of education, policing, racial equity, and voting, and to educate the members of Westside and engage them to participate in the civic process.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Scripture

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
(Micah 6:8)

Vision

Develop a civic engagement program that engages the Westside congregation to become a seat of influence that reaches beyond the church and creates substantial and lasting change on the municipal, county, state and national levels.

F.A.Q.

We are a group of WBC member who are concerned with the issues plaguing our communities. We are seeking to empower and develop leaders within our congregation to address economic and racial injustice.

WBC has organized a Social Justice Team for greater works and to strengthen the life of our congregation. Faith-based community organizing is a belief in the potential for transformation – of people, institutions, and our larger culture. Social Justice is a systematic approach to addressing the root causes of social problems.

There are many paths to a more just world, and faith-based community organizing is one of them. Other paths include direct service, in which people respond to the immediate and often urgent physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of others. Another path is advocacy or activism, where people act and to speak on behalf of others who are suffering from great injustices and social ills.

Our focus is to address the social issues that are currently impacting our communities. We have targeted 5 key areas of concern and they are listed below.

  • Education
  • Policing and Incarceration
  • Economic Development
  • Immigration
  • Voting

We have been working diligently since Pastor Bessix first meeting December 2016. We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00am at Westside Baptist.

You can help WBC Social Justice by finding your area of interest and join the movement. We are looking to build small teams of 4-5 people to focus on specific issues to help us move forward. You can solicit your ministry groups to partner with us to make change. You can attend Faith in Texas Organization workshop for free training. WE NEED EACH OTHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.


Leadership Team

  • Chanelle Yarber

    Servant Leader

  • Carla Levingston

    Co-Chair

  • Deirdre Southall

    Co-Chair