The purpose of this fund is to provide extra resources to group efforts at Central Presbyterian Church and St Moses to serve our neighborhoods, networks, and the next generation.
This ministry fund is intended to allow groups to dream bigger dreams in serving their immediate communities by providing funds for hospitality events and service opportunities. In the spirit of the impact of John Russell’s life, we want to celebrate and support efforts that are comfortable with their Christian identity, yet deeply sensitive to the lives and concerns of the people we welcome or serve. These hospitality events or service opportunities would generally be hosted off of church properties, except when hosting at the churches are the best missional decision.
About John Russell
John was a model of sensitive Christian witness. Following his untimely death, people from all walks of life and from all parts of the country gave witness to the impact that his deeply personal, non-judgmental presence had on the lives of others. John’s death left a gaping hole in the lives of a wide circle of people, but his life still stands as a model of what an authentic Christian witness looks like in a complex and wounded world.