God uses all kinds of faith communities. The Passion Center seeks to be a safe place for spiritual growth and service for those who believe that the people of faith should not just proclaim the gospel but actually demonstrate it with love, compassion, and service to a needy world.
We believe that justice was all over the canon of Scripture and as such justice and Jesus is the overarching mantra for The Passion Center. It permeates all aspects of the center’s work. It is the lens through which decisions are made and ministries are developed and optimized. Our work includes activism, advocacy, services and support, education, and worship. We lend our presence and our voices to the struggles of those who are oppressed and pushed to the margins.
We are justice-oriented, Holy Spirit-filled, women-affirming at all levels, and centered on Christ.
We do not have face-to-face gatherings weekly but monthly. However, we have various opportunities for learning on various topics led by our team during the week.
The Passion Center is under the covering of the Council of Holistic Christian Churches and Ministries led by Bishop Raymond Rivera.
To be a tribe of Jesus followers from around South Florida and beyond who have a passion to purposefully demonstrate love and compassion, stand for justice and restore individuals to a whole, passionate life of purpose so that we can work together to build a better world.
Our mission is to empower, educate, encourage people of faith with a passion for biblical justice to draw on their faith to build a better world. We do this work in a variety of ways including but not limited to convening, engaging, energizing, inspiring, and partnering with and mobilizing people who seek to make a difference in South Florida.
In order to advance justice and the common good, The Passion Center also promotes and integrates research, teaching, and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.
Awareness & Provoking Thought: We seek to bring awareness to religious institutions and faith leaders who are disconnected from the critical social issues of our day that affect the communities they serve. It is our desire to challenge misinformed narratives among people of faith concerning historical disparities. We seek to worship God with all of our minds and help provide spiritual, practical, and strategic solutions to help organizations think through their justice ministries. In addition, we seek to change the narrative given to people of color about their potential, purpose and future.
Advocacy & Prophetic Action: We seek to go beyond rhetoric, and become advocates for justice and mercy. To be an advocate is to come alongside and to speak for those who have no voice. We desire to move prophetically with boldness and compassion in the interest of justice and parity.
A Gospel-Centered, Pentecostal Spirituality: While some may call us “woke”; we see ourselves as “conscious” and “aware." We seek to remain anchored in the message and compassion of the Gospel. We desire to be bearers of “Good News”; and with the force of God’s Spirit behind us, impact our communities, confront the darkness that perpetuates injustice, and become prophetic, Spirit-led voices in this critical hour. We will not just preach the gospel, we will live it boldly with the power of the Spirit.