|We stop to pray with clients we encounter. This volunteer prayer walker met up |
with this client for a short jam session and prayer exchange.
Click to learn more about reserving your spot for an upcoming prayer walk.
|We love introducing groups to our ministry. This group of college students has |
been doing about half our food recovery on Saturday mornings all semester.
Click to learn more about reserving your spot for an upcoming volunteer orientation. We would love to host one at each of our partner churches in 2015!
|Tommy jokes with and encourages our clients on the streets.|
Click to learn more about our internship program. Our goal is to attract 100 talented young leaders in 10 years and train them in urban poverty-informed leadership. We believe that will help change the world!
|We talk through searching for a job and then keeping the job in a |
relaxed atmosphere at every job club meeting.
Click to view our new wish list on Amazon, which contains a few supplies needed for Job Club. You don't have to purchase from Amazon and we are happy with used, but this is a convenient way to communicate our needs and keep up with inventory.
|C.H.O.P. times were always good times, with food, prayer instruction, and sharing.|
Click to see what the clients at our very first prayer time wrote and shared in September 2010! It's on our ministry Facebook page.
|Textbooks are essential for passing classes; we love for our clients to succeed!|
|Former clients who are now stable, housed, and working were able to pick up |
turkey dinners to make for themselves and others!
Click to learn more about all the events we provide for our clients.
|"I can't believe we made this -- and it looks awesome!" We often hear those words from clients and volunteers alike at our summertime cooking events.|
Click to learn more about our opportunities for small groups to volunteer with us. We love our missional communities, youth groups, and other small groups that come together to help us regularly!
|Clients pause to listen to instructions before the room explodes into |
activities for everyone at our Christmas party!
Lots of ministries do lots of things for Christmas. Many of our clients attend at least three Christmas celebrations. We make ours unique by focusing on relationships and activities. Fifty clients met at All Saints Episcopal Church this year with 37 volunteers for four hours of fun, food, and conversation. They all played an icebreaker game together, had a fantastic taco bar dinner provided by Daughters of the King, sang carols together, and then participated in more than a dozen activities that ranged from decorating cookies, driving remote-controlled cars, sharing music or poetry, writing Christmas cards to friends or family, selecting items from our clothing chest, book noor, or dumpster dive (small prizes). At the end, participants received an MP3 player donated by supporters! There is nothing like seeing people of all sorts of lifestyles mixing together in fellowship and love at our Christmas party. Plan to be there next year!
Click here to see that Christmas party album. It's on our Facebook page.
|Stephen with his wife, Callen. They bring so much to Street Youth Ministry for God's glory.|
Click here to read more about Stephen's work and to consider a financial donation to support his calling. We'd also love to get him some speaking engagements with local churches to hear his awesome story.