Based out of the Short North Congregation



Gather, Equip, and Send a community of disciples who are available to walk alongside and build meaningful relationships with neighbors experiencing hardship or struggle.

  • The practical needs of our immediate neighbors are being cared for
  • Meaningful relationships characterized by friendship, accountability, and support are being pursued
  • Every person who engages Veritas for help feels valued, dignified, and loved in ways that reflects God’s character and love for us
  • The Gospel of Christ is lived out within His Church in both word and deed; action and proclamation


1. Every human being is created in the image of God, and therefore has unique value and beauty (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 9:6, James 3:9, 1 Corinth 3:16-17).

Practical Implications:
We must not only seek to meet the practical needs at hand, but also seek to communicate value, worth, and dignity to every person we encounter

2. The Gospel compels every follower of Christ to love their neighbor in radically sacrificial ways (Mark 12:31, Luke 14:12-14, Luke 10:25-37)

Practical Implications:
Meaningful friendship is inconvenient at times, and will require sacrifice. As we reflect on God’s abundant mercy and generosity in our own lives, we hold out our hands in open surrender. Freely we have received; freely we must give

3. The Church is explicitly called to serve the poor, vulnerable and “the least of these…” (Isaiah 58:6-7, 1 John 3:16-17, James 1:27, James 2:15-17, Matt 25:40-45)

Practical Implications: 
The call to specifically care for the poor and vulnerable is not optional. Instead the question becomes; “As a disciple of Christ, How will I live out this call in my own life?”

4. Throughout His ministry, Jesus continually broke down barriers of class, race, religion, and self-righteousness (Matt 9:13, Luke 7:36, Luke 18:15, Mark 1:41, Luke 5:13)

Practical Implications: 
We must not only pursue meaningful relationship with those who are like us, or with whom we feel comfortable; but we must also look to pursue meaningful relationship with those who are different from us

5. All material, temporal remedies will ultimately fall short of fulfilling mankind’s greatest need: Salvation in Jesus Christ through faith alone. (Mark 16:15, John 3:3-21, John 6:26-40, Matt 4:4, Eph 2:1-10)

Practical Implications: 
We must not only seek to meet the practical needs at hand, but obediently and boldly profess the Gospel of Christ to a broken and hurting world