North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois
North Suburban Mennonite Church | Libertyville, Illinois

Christ-Like Compassion

NSMC means love, open-minded people, love, thought-provoking conversations, and more love.
 
—Anonymous

Our Vision

As a living body of Jesus Christ, our vision at North Suburban Mennonite Church is to be a Christ-centered community, embodying Christ-like compassion, living with Christ-led courage.

Embodying Compassion

To embody Christ-like compassion, we will bear witness to the kingdom of God on earth so that God's healing and hope flow through us to the world. We will seek out and embrace opportunities to demonstrate caring concern, love and material support of all kinds to people near and far. In times of need, we will be ministers to each other in the church and on behalf of the church beyond its boundaries.

Jesus and Compassion

To understand what Christ-like compassion is, we look toward the example of Jesus and the way he showed compassion to others. Jesus deliberately included all people and ministered to their needs. He acted out his faith in addition to praying for those around him.

Compassion for Others

  • Congregational donations of money, time, and energy
  • Support and donations for Mennonite Central Committee, Illinois Mennonite Conference, and other Mennonite service organizations
  • Support and donations for Ten Thousand Gardens, Manna Initiative, Tierra Nueva, PADS, and other local organizations
  • Respond to the needs of others as they arise
Love Mercy
Illustration by Lindy Swan based on Micah 6:8
"It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."
Matthew 20:26-28