To speak of the love for humanity is meaningless. There is no such thing as humanity. What we call humanity has a name, was born, lives on a street, gets hungry, needs all the particular things we need. As an abstract, it has no reality whatsoever.
— Howard Thurman, “Mysticism and the Experience of Love”

The 6:8 Project is an exciting, creative, new model in which Jesus-followers covenant with one another to live into a Spirit-led journey of compassionate community and scandalous discipleship.  As small groups engage in Reformed Bible study and mission advocacy, 6:8 participants answer the call to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly…  Our journey, ever seeking a closer walk with Christ, will involve praying, working, accompaniment, sharing, laughing, serving neighbor and breaking bread in His name.  Trusting that God will lead the way, we will seek to deepen our relationship with God and neighbor by risking, obeying, and working to truly follow the example of Jesus Christ.

Accompaniment

Advocacy

 

The 6:8 Project, responding to the call to "do justice," recognizes that accompaniment of neighbors often involves providing "voice to the voiceless" or "speaking truth to power." Each small group will identify and work on a particular advocacy edge.

For an idea of what those “edges” might be, click on this link: Presbyterian Social Witness Policy Compilation and take a look at Social Policy Compilation on the left.

 

Mission Venue

 

The “pilot group” of The 6:8 Project, in partnership with city leaders and non-profit agencies such as Habitat for Humanity and the Tarrant Area Food Bank, identified the Greenway Place neighborhood in Fort Worth as an appropriate site for a mission venue.  In early August, a lot was purchased in this neighborhood which will be the site for a physical mission venue.  Members of The 6:8 Project have worked closely with the residents of the Greenway Place neighborhood in launching this exciting mission vision.  Additionally, the 6:8 small groups are holding their bi-monthly gatherings in the neighborhood, sometimes at the Greenway Church by warm invitation from the pastor and congregation there.