Is God calling you to minister to homeless people?
Matthew 25:37-40 NLT
Homeless Ministries and Helpful Websites
Bread of Life. We strive to build personal relationships with every homeless person in Downtown San Diego by meeting them where they live to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual fulfillment.
Fred Jordan Missions. Since 1944, Fred Jordan Missions has worked on the streets of inner city Los Angeles and throughout the world to help share God's love by providing nourishing food, warm clothing, blankets and other vital services to people in need.
House of Refuge Ministries. The House of Refuge is a inter-denominational, non-profit Christian ministry designed to educate, empower, and emancipate our neighbors who are vulnerable, at risk or experiencing homelessness. Be sure to view their Church Homeless Ministry Handbook.
Hungry and Homeless Ministry. OUR VISION - To use a hot meal and a loving smile to open the doors and hearts of thousands to the Good News of God that we are commanded to share. To amass an army of servants who can quickly respond to God’s call and showcase His Love to those in need. To be frontline ambassadors for our church, supporting all ministries in helping.
SoulWinning.info. Article: "Starting a Homeless Ministry"
Threads. Article: "Change Your Life, Your Mind in Homeless Ministry"
To the Streets. To the Streets is simple: it is a ministry of presence and the living out of the teachings of Jesus to "˜go'.
Warehouse. Warehouse is committed to serving our homeless neighbors. With more than 6,000 homeless in our city, including over 3,000 homeless children who attend public school, we are committed to using our resources to serve those who lack the most basic of necessities—a warm safe place to sleep, and food to eat. Serving our city's homeless neighbors is a practical and meaningful way for individuals and small groups to live out the value of Service. In short, Warehouse participates with gratitude—to serve and share out of the abundance of what we have been graciously given.
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Books About Homeless Ministry
|Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
By Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent / Thomas Nelson
Denver Moore grew up in Louisiana in the 1960's, working on a plantation as a modern-day slave. Ron Hall is an international arts dealer who moves between upscale New York galleries and celebrities. It seems unlikely that these two men would meet under normal circumstances. Until Deborah Hall, Ron's wife meets Denver and sees him through God's eyes of compassion. When Deborah is diagnosed with cancer she charges Ron with the mission of saving Denver. From this request, an extraordinary friendship forms between Denver and Ron, changing them both forever. A remarkable true story of friendship and unconditional love!
|God in the Alley
By Greg Paul
Chronicling his years of work with the homeless and the hurting in Toronto's inner city, the founder and director of Sanctuary Ministries trumpets that every human being longs to belong and to find a meaningful place within a healthy community. Jars one out of stultifying complacency. 144 pages, softcover.
|Trolls & Truth: 14 Realities about Today's Church that We Don't Want to See
By Jimmy Dorrell
The power of the gospel is revealed through a local church of homeless people, college students, and middle-class Christians who meet beneath the noise of 18-wheelers and rushing traffic under an interstate bridge in Waco, Texas, and brings a wake-up call for today's American church.
Jimmy Dorrell is co-founder and Executive Director of Mission Waco. He grew up in Conroe, Texas and came to Waco in 1968 to attend Baylor University where he majored in religion and received a BA in 1972. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an M.Div. in 1978 and received his M.A. in Environmental Studies from Baylor in 1993. In 2001 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Dorrell is pastor of Church Under the Bridge and also teaches classes at Baylor University and Truett Seminary in Waco.
After receiving his degree from seminary in 1978, he and his wife Janet moved into the North Waco neighborhood where they began their call to incarnational ministry, to live among the poor and help bring "good news" through relationships and empowerment opportunities. His passion for the poor and mobilizing the middle-class to become involved in the lives of the poor became the strategy for Mission Waco that continues today.