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LoveLoud is a movement of churches demonstrating God’s love by meeting significant human need while sharing Christ. Start your church on the journey: love neglected neighbors, love neglected children, love communities and cities 


CANADA | Church on the Rock
Pastor Josh Arrington
As a new church plant in Vancouver, B.C., meeting the practical needs of the community is a vital part of Church on the Rock’s ministry. With so many religions and philosophies represented in Vancouver, church planter Josh Arrington felt it was of great importance to meet the skepticism head on and ask the community, “How can we serve you?”

One way Church on the Rock serves its community is through the Community Unity project, where people from the congregation do random acts of kindness in the community. Recently church members prepared “blessing baskets” with a variety of baked goods and handed the baskets out to people in the neighborhood.

The Church on the Rock also does a variety of other outreaches based on meeting practical needs. One of their most successful has been Kids Rock, a weekly neighborhood kids program that provides parents with a safe, fun place for their kids for an hour and a half.

About half of the families that are now a part of the church plant came through the Kids Rock ministry. They’ve baptized eight of the children who’ve been involved in the ministry. “We’re about impacting and growing the kingdom,” Arrington says. “I believe God will grow His church if we get out there and share the gospel as we’re meeting needs.”



LoveLoud Sunday
Imagine what could happen if Southern Baptists were sharing Christ while meeting the needs of neglected neighbors, neglected communities and neglected children. LoveLoud Sunday, July 22, is a time to consider how to live out the gospel in word and deed. Challenge your church to prayerfully consider practical ways to demonstrate God’s love. Consider things like sports clinics in a neglected community, home repairs and service projects for the elderly, or adopting a neglected neighborhood school. Contact local community ministries and ask how your church can help them (paint their building, provide supplies, etc.). Ask God to open your eyes to see your neglected neighbors—imagine what could happen! For more information and things to consider, go to

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