“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”. – Romans 12:2
Open House for the BE Transformed Home, June 19th. Sign up for a slot to tour it here: BE Transformed Home Open House Tickets, Multiple Dates
Michelle Chase, a leader of Love Baltimore (previously Apostles in the City), wants to see Baltimore transformed by the love of Christ. Michelle had a vision of a happy home where kids in Belair-Edison, Baltimore could find a safe place after school and throughout the summer months. In April a house was purchased right across the street from the Brehms Lane Elementary school where she has worked on building relationships with staff, students, and their families through volunteering, leading Good News Clubs, organizing family fun nights, and participating in the Family Student council. This home “will be a safe place for children and their families to come learn about and experience the radical love of Jesus through play, art, Bible study, counseling, tutoring, and provision.” The name BE Transformed captures the mission, to transform lives which will transform the community of Belair-Edison (“BE”).
Michelle explains, “We believe that children are treasured by God and need to be treasured. They deserve to be loved, raised up, taught, and given opportunities. We believe that they are the key to transforming a community that has been traumatized. It is through the healing of these children through the radical love of Jesus within us that generational curses will be broken, that the cycle of abuse will end, and healthy families will arise. We believe that we are transformed by God’s love; therefore, we will transform the world around us.”
The first meeting in the BE Transformed home! As well as Michelle Chase, Jay Baylor, and community members, Church of the Resurrection advisory team members include Jill and Tim Griffin, Regina Martin, Claire Trainor, Megan Rigos, and Tara Boucher.
Members of Church of the Resurrection have been active in supporting the BE Transformed home. If you are interested in getting involved in the life-changing work ahead, please join us for our open house by registering here. You can also help furnish the house by purchasing these needed items off the house registry here and donating here. Keep a look out for a follow-up video of the house in action coming soon!
Resurrection's Outreach blog hopes to serve as a catalyst to help our church family meet and build relationships with people, particularly in Baltimore city. In addition to giving help and support, we want to become friends and walk together as we share in the immense love of Jesus.