As Scripture teaches, faith is active in love and love calls for justice in the relationships and structures of society.
Our grateful response to God’s love and grace motivates us to live lives that demonstrate our responsibility for the well-being of society, communities, and the environment. Nativity Lutheran Church has created a brand-new hybrid position filled by Kelly Sherman-Conroy, Minister of Social Justice and Advocacy for Children, Youth, and Family Ministries to stand firmly in this call of Beloved Community. This new role is responsible for engaging Nativity families and CYF staff in building, resourcing, supporting, and empowering advocacy through themes of social justice which serve our neighbors and the world. To do the work effectively, support is needed from everyone, children and youth to their families in order to deploy our imaginations in service of furthering the gospel, encouraging growth in faith, and strengthening Christian service within our communities. Our plan is intentionally focused on Nativity’s efforts to nourish our Children, Youth, and Families, and program staff by engaging in the work of social justice and advocacy, while also understanding that multi-generational opportunities may also be woven into the work.