Project Description:Come to Raleigh, North Carolina,
and work alongside Mission Raleigh serving the residents of low-income at-risk
multi-housing communities. Teams who work with Mission Raleigh will run
Backyard Bible Clubs, hang out with inner-city youth, do door-to-door
evangelism, and help with food distribution.
“We are always on the go. We work morning, afternoon, and evening,” says
Scott Brewer, missions pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and executive
director of Mission Raleigh. “We need teams that will enforce what we’ve been
doing throughout the year.”
This includes two church plants, kids clubs, youth group, adult Bible
studies, and afterschool tutoring in eight low-income multi-housing
“Our biggest need in the ministry are people willing to invest their lives
in the apartment communities,” Scott says.
The goal of Mission Raleigh is to plant churches in all eight multi-housing
communities. One church plant is established, another is on its way, and the
ministry continues to look for persons of peace in the others.
“We just want to love God and love people in these communities,” says
The communities Mission Raleigh will reach are about 60 percent African
American and 40 percent Hispanic and most are poor. Raleigh is the 15th fastest
growing city in the United States and joins Durham and Chapel Hill in creating
the research triangle, but many of the city’s urban poor are not experiencing
the benefits of the prosperity that surrounds them.
In addition to the goal of planting people within these communities who can
plant churches, Mission Raleigh wants to work itself out of a job by helping
residents apply biblical principals to their lives.
“As people accept Christ and begin to apply biblical principals to their
lives, they no longer need to live in government-subsidized housing,” says
Scott. “This causes our attendance to drop. But that’s what we want. We’re not
about attendance. We’re about people growing in discipleship under Christ.”
In the mornings, groups will help with food distribution, canvassing, surveys,
and Backyard Bible Clubs. In the afternoons and evenings, you’ll work alongside
Mission Raleigh volunteers as they provide tutoring services to kids from
elementary through high school.
“Come ready to work,” Scott says. “We can put you to work day and night.
Just make yourself available.”
If you and your church would like to experience a fast-paced and rewarding time
of ministry in the innercity of Raleigh, North Carolina, contact Scott Brewer
919-847-0160 or visit Mission Raleigh at www.missionraleigh.org.
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