Koukaki (Athens), Greece
Food Banks / Distribution to the Needy
Clinics / Hospitals / Staffing
Outreach, Home- and Community-Based Care
Referrals / Access to Needed Services / Documentation (e.g. for vulnerable populations)
Information Access & Utilization / Critical Thinking / Life Skills
Addictions & Recovery
Significant Spiritual Conversations with Not-Yet Believers
Discovery Bible Studies (small groups studying Scripture with unchurched)
Mentorship, Discipleship, Bible Study (new and / or long-time Jesus followers)
Christ Followers with Other Believers Who are Learning to Obey Scriptures
Service & Leadership Development
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We focus on serving the many needs of our community. Whether it be a hot meal or drink, we provide a friendly environment for people to come and find friendship. We also distribute clothing and blankets and provide people a place to take a hot shower.
Twice each week we open our ministry center for a light snack and coffee. It is a place for people to meet others, play games, and hear about Jesus. People also have an opportunity to learn Greek and participate in Bible studies.
We also rent a center we call the “
Hosting community service projects provides ways to clean the pedestrian streets, parks, and playgrounds, and pass out devotional calendars to shop owners.
Finally, we distribute a care package to 10 families in our community each month. The package contains food staples and hygiene supplies. We visit the families in their homes to distribute these packages which
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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.
Synparastasy Building Project
Women and the Wilderness
Themis Sirinides talks with NBC News about the worsening situation in Greece
Choosing to See
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Light out of Darkness - Another Illuminated Heart
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