A Statement from the Board of Directors
Isaiah 1:17 states, “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and plead the widow's cause.”
Sandy Cove Ministries’ mission is to help people connect with God and each other in order to be transformed into the image of Christ, through His Word, His creation, and community. We realize that thousands of black and brown guests and employees are a part of the Sandy Cove Community. We also acknowledge that many of God’s black and brown people are going through a challenge of racism and oppression on a national level that cannot be considered mutually exclusive of ministry and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God is not for this, and neither is Sandy Cove. If we remain silent, this is our way of saying we accept what is taking place in our nation.
Therefore, Sandy Cove Ministries, its leadership and the board of trustees are in agreement that Sandy Cove is an anti-racism ministry. From a guest and employee perspective, we define being anti-racist as creating an environment where all guests and employees, regardless of race or the color of their skin, are valued, loved and appreciated. We acknowledge that racism can be unconscious or unintentional. With this in mind, we will purposely identify, discuss and challenge issues of race and color and the impact(s) it has on the ministry, its employees and, most importantly, its guests. We will also challenge ourselves to understand and correct any inequities we may discover within Sandy Cove and gain a better understanding of ourselves during this process.
Beyond Sandy Cove, we stand in support of our black, brown, white and Asian brothers and sisters who are fighting for racial justice. Embracing the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” we refuse to turn a blind eye during this historic moment in American history.
To all of our brothers and sisters in Christ, we want you to know that here at Sandy Cove, you are loved, and we will be praying for God to heal the multi-generational wound of racism. We are here for you, and stand strongly with you.
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, and plead the widow's cause. ~ Isaiah 1:17
Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers? ~ Malachi 2:10
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. ~ John 13:34
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1-8But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. ~ James 2:9