One of our core values at Second Mile is that we are city-positive, meaning that we care about the good of the whole city, not just those in our own little tribe. We want to see God bless our city and those in it, because we love our neighbors. A key passage that teaches this is found in Jeremiah 29:7 —
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
Here’s a practical way to do this, referred by my friend Howard Morrison (a man who has lots of experience seeking the welfare of the community on behalf of Christ): Volunteer on one of the may State and County Boards and Commissions. There are literally hundreds of opportunities for believers to influence the trajectory of these governmental bodies that shape our community.
Here is a list of current volunteer opportunities and board vacancies.