The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed…
About Liberty Church
Liberty Community Church
The faith community described in the Gospel of Luke 4 showed their love of God by standing alongside the poor and oppressed.
==> They practiced radical community involvement to remove oppressive systems and usher in a new era of hope and equity.
==> They waited and eagerly anticipated the time when the lion will lay down with the lamb and peace will reign.
==> They worked towards a day when there would be enough for all – enough food, enough work, enough housing, enough education.
==> They prayed for a world where all would praise God as one and the category of “other” would no longer exist.
These are the values that we practice at Liberty. From our beginnings, we have aligned ourselves in solidarity with our North Minneapolis community because that is where Jesus lives. Jesus takes up preferential residence among the poor so that all may experience abundant life under God’s compassion and blessing.
We are called:
The Gospel of Luke is also clear in its call to speak to the evil of those who wound, bringing hardship and chaos to the community. We are called to speak truth to power and “set at liberty those who are oppressed.” In naming ourselves Liberty Community Church, we are taking on this call as our own.
We are a community of healers in need of healing.
We cannot accomplish our call without recognizing that we too are in need of liberation. We are the oppressed, the wounded; those in need of healing from multiple and various oppressions ranging from white supremacy, generational poverty, racism, sexism, and classism, and homophobia. We seek to become resilient in the face of trauma. Healing is brought about by gathering, transforming, and sending out.