We are a Biblical Outreach Team who meet in Boscombe high street 11am-3pm each Saturday. We seek to see our community renewed, restored, rebuilt & refined. Where God is central, and the glory given that is his due. We show our community Jesus Christ through genuine love, commitment, and open and honest conversations.
BeLoved exists to empower and encourage people in difficult situations to see their hope restored & self-esteem increased alongside hearing about Jesus. We work in conjunction with Turning Point Church and partnership with local community charities, national organisations & the council to best serve our community, especially under the umbrella of the identified eight greatest needs.
These are; hope, education standard, domestic violence, drugs & anti-social behaviour, mental health, employment, feeling safe & loneliness.
PRACTICAL OUTWORKING OF OUR VISION
We want to see the community prosper and feel proud to be where they live. To see the community seek to resolve concerns rather than bury them and to see community satisfaction increased. To fulfil practical needs to enable us to satisfy spiritual needs. We recognise that the gospel is the only thing that can transform every area of a person’s life, therefore in each circumstance, we will look to see how Jesus taught us how to support community issues and copy our Master. We will seek to prioritise and share the word of God through relationships to come alongside our community through its everyday battles.
We meet in teams each week to talk to the community, using free tea & coffee, along with Biblical tracts, gospels & Bibles to support us. We will also have leaflets on demand for approved external support to signpost our community to charities and businesses that offer help on an expert level.
BIBLICAL GROUNDING FOR BELOVED
Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
1 John 3:18
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
1 Thessalonians 2:8
We never threw our weight around or tried to come across as important, with you or anyone else. We weren’t aloof with you. We took you just as you were. We were never patronising, never condescending, but we cared for you the way a mother cares for her children. We loved you dearly. Not content to just pass on the Message, we wanted to give you our hearts. And we did.
(Message Version – Commentary on Scripture)
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?
1 John 3:17
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also, faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore, I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.
Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.
1 Peter 4:10
Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honour.
As you can see after reading this extensive but not exhaustive list you can see Gods heart for the broken & lost in our
community. This is why BeLoved exists, to be apart of Gods Biblical mandate for outreach.
For more information see Brief Theology of Community