Invisibles: Week Two @ The VINE
What would it be like if you woke up one morning knowing that you were going to be arrested? What if your reasoning for standing up to the authorities and powers rested upon fully taking up your cross and following Jesus wherever He leads? What if the place that He led you was into a homeless camp?
This coming weekend we’re continuing in week two of our Invisibles series. We’ll be having a couple of special guests that will be helping us come to understand more about a challenge our city faces that has been on our minds a lot recently. Many of you followed the news stories about those caught in homelessness who were removed from the Davidson Street bridge this past Tuesday. Of those arrested and removed one was a friend of ours named Maurice. Some of you may have previously had the opportunity to meet Maurice at the the Superbowl party for the homeless this past February. Maurice along with Ed Wilkes (Nick’s dad), will be with us to share in a panel conversation format about the challenges that we face together as brothers and sisters in Christ as we walk with those in homelessness. We’ll be looking at a challenge that is as present in the streets of Indianapolis as it is in the halls of Ben Davis High School where the statistic has been as high as 1 in 30 students have been or are currently experience the challenge of being homeless (according to Restoring Lives West http://www.restoringliveswest.org).
If you haven’t had an opportunity to catch any of the news stories you can view the WISHTV piece here: http://www.wishtv.com/news/local/five-arrested-at-homeless-tent-city
Also, there’s a trailer from an upcoming feature length documentary that features some of the footage from this past week’s events that you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfQStBoV-xE
We’re looking forward to the dialogue ahead as we seek to be the people God has called us to be in our schools and in our city. Middle school and high school students and their parents are invited to Join us at Chapel Rock for The VINE this Sunday in the chapel at 9:15 AM.