The Body of Christ is not one limb...

Posted by Colin Corbridge on Thu, 22 May 2008 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

‘The Body of Christ is not one limb’, claimed 3-Rock Youth’s Greg Fromholz recently, while talking with CMS Ireland’s Regional Mission Partner for Europe, James Price.

Greg and James were discussing this summer’s Urban Soul initiative – which will see hundreds of Christian young people descend on the streets of Dublin from 1st-4th July.

If you want to hear a bit more of their conversation then just click on the play button below.

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Urban Soul will gather young people who are passionate about social action and engage them in practical projects across Dublin. As the week unfolds the team will be cleaning streets and parks, painting over graffiti, working with homeless people and running a series of community events, amongst other things.

The programme will look to bring hope and lasting transformation, by demonstrating ‘indiscriminate acts of kindness’ to communities and individuals in Ireland’s capital city.

Greg was keen to stress that this kind of intiative wouldn’t be possible without a range of agencies and groups getting together and working in partnership. He said, “We’ve got to be about sharing our resources, combining our strengths and going forward together – because that’s when things are going to start to change”. For Greg it is the Body of Christ that will make this possible – not isolated limbs.

The Urban Soul website explains that this whole initiative is more than just ‘doing nice things for people’ – that it’s fundamentally about helping to bring lasting change into people’s lives. “The underlying values that motivate and guide Urban Soul are those taught and demonstrated by Jesus. His life and message show that loving God is just the beginning and that we are also called to actively love our neighbours”.

CMS Ireland is partnering with Urban Soul and is encouraging members, supporters and visitors to this site to take the plunge and take part.

So if you want to learn more or sign up visit www.urbansoul.eu

Comments

John Ryan said Thu, 29 May 2008 09:20AM
Great interview. Looking forward to hearing the follow-up stories!