USA - Elgin, IL
We have two full time field staff and many multi-ethnic, local volunteers who work together to reflect Jesus and see transformation take place in Elgin, a small city to the west of Chicago.
We focus in three strategic areas:
At this time there is the homeless breakfast which runs every weekday from seven to eight am. We lead Bible studies on a regular basis at Wayside Center (a day room for the homeless). Court advocacy is another part of our ministry. From time to time we go to court and work to get candidates into a rehab program. We also serve as prison chaplains to our homeless friends when they are in jail.
We have been invited into a local grade school to help with at-risk kids. We help the teacher in the classroom. We have also been involved in an afterschool program to provide alternatives to more dangerous activities.
We are helping a local church run their youth program.
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INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.
EVALUATE and ENGAGE
We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.
As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.
Ways you can be involved
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Mobilizer & Short-term Teams Coordinator
Would you like to use your relational and administrative skills to foster community transformation? Do you have a passion for helping people discern their calling in cross-cultural ministry? Do you like to coordinate events and travel details? We are looking for a Mobilizer & Short-term Teams Coordinator to represent ITeams by actively mobilizing and recruiting for cross-cultural ministry as well as overseeing the coordination, development, and growth of the short-term teams ministry.