Love Mercy, Do Justice (LMDJ), is a focused priority of Highrock. Responding to the call of Micah 6:8, the LMDJ Board has been created to advance Highrock’s commitment to uphold the cause of those whose personhood and wholeness have been devalued through systemic and personal oppression and to advise and strategize with Highrock’s leadership to continue the long-term work to identify the places Highrock has contributed to oppression, to seek repentance, and to make reparations, in hopes that our church community can one day be more inclusive and equitable as we serve in God’s Kingdom.
In order to remain faithful to prioritizing Love Mercy, Do Justice, Highrock leadership has appointed a Board of laypeople and staff who will meet regularly to discuss Highrock’s progress in the journey towards justice and prioritize initiatives to further this work. Using the The 6-Fold Test, a tool developed by our denomination, the Board will help to set and execute goals at an institutional level aimed at making Highrock more inclusive and equitable for all.
Ideally, the principles of Love Mercy, Do Justice (LMDJ) will infuse all that we do at Highrock. Faithfully and unashamedly upholding the value of those whose personhood and wholeness has been devalued through systemic and personal oppression can take many forms and be evident in big and small ways. That said, the following ministries or programs hold LMDJ principles at their core and will be led by a member(s) of the LMDJ Board. If you want to get involved in Kingdom justice work, these ministries are a great place to plug in.
Strategic Partner Ministries at Highrock are chosen based on their alignment with Highrock’s Vision, Values, and Mission. While all Values are necessary to alignment, the driving value for these particular partnerships is Solidarity. Partners will be evaluated by the LMDJ Board based on their efficacy as determined by the 6-Fold Test as part of quarterly LMDJ Board meetings, and resulting budgetary recommendations will be passed on to Highrock leadership.