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

Sign up now to work the Nov 3 Election: Denton County, Texas, needs election workers to work Election Day (Nov. 3) or to work during Early Voting (October 13 – 30).

Are you, someone you know, or the parent of a current high school / college student with a love for public service? We have a Student Election Worker Program! Current high school students who are at least 16 years old and those in college can apply to help work a polling location in November. Student workers will be compensated for their time in addition to gaining practical experience by serving their community. Click the link for more information: https://www.votedenton.com/student-election-worker-program/.

Take Your Protest to the Polls: Voter Registration Door Hanging Campaign

No contact Voter Registration Volunteer Opportunity! Do you have 30 minutes to an hour to spare?  Any day and any time will work! Join us in delivering Voter Registration Cards to local apartment complexes! There will not be any interaction with residents. Simply hang the Voter Registration on the door and keep moving! Anyone can do this! Register today to volunteer! http://bit.ly/VDRVolunteer.

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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 will meet the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30pm – 8pm in Room 1117 beginning January 2020.

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.



2020 Voter Information

Leadership Team

  • Jackie Shaw

    Servant Leader


Questions

Email socialjusticeteam@wbcchurch.org for more information.