Something at the core of who we are in the Vineyard Tribe is a love for the poor and marginalized. Ever since I stumbled into an actual, vibrant relationship with the Holy Spirit - which for me was somewhat of a surprise, being an avowed cessationist for many years - the centrality of not only care for those on the margins, but an awareness of justice at the very heart of the kingdom of God and the community that results, has been embedded in my theology, worship and life.
I’ll be unpacking some of my story, as well as a tussle through the biblical text, as I would love to invite you to wrestle with me how key the poor are in following Jesus. So stoked to be part of the Beaches Vineyard gathering this Sunday and looking forward to meeting you.
- David Ruis
National Team Leader for Vineyard Canada