Employment / Job Creation / Availability
Specialized Skills Development
Home Food Security
Food Banks / Distribution to the Needy
Referrals / Access to Needed Services / Documentation (e.g. for vulnerable populations)
Marriages / Counselling
Parenting, Mothers / Fathers / Children
Domestic Abuse Support
Baby & Child Care
Primary / Secondary School
Sense of Unity / Community
Violence / Anger Management
Addictions & Recovery
Significant Spiritual Conversations with Not-Yet Believers
Discovery Bible Studies (small groups studying Scripture with unchurched)
Individual / Family Level
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
United Community, Peacemaking, Cross-Sectoral Collaboration
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We work in collaboration with many organizations, schools, and churches in the Joliet community. As our team builds relationships within the community, needs continue to be discovered. Some of those needs
We are also collaborating with many partners to start a mentoring program for at-risk students. Additionally, we are helping reintegrate students who have expulsion warnings back into healthy relationships.
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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.
Food Distribution and Accessability
Hunger Alleviation Coordinator
Does the issue of hunger move you? Are you a people person, and a natural connector? Can you see yourself bringing people together to help in the transformation of a community?
Homeless Care Coordinator
Do you have heart for the homeless? Would you like to see them cared for through greater access to basic transportation and clothing? Are you eager to develop programs driven by a desire for justice among the homeless population?
Reconciliation in a Broken World
It is our passion that in every community where we work, no one is invisible, and everyone has access to food, freedom, and forgiveness. We often find ourselves working to bring reconciliation through Jesus to those we encounter. One such story takes place in a community right here in the United States.