Serve in Local Ministry

We are here to serve San Francisco by volunteering with some amazing local ministries that do just that. We desire to be exceptional volunteers, prepared with wisdom and postured in humility and hospitality to serve well.

We also believe that effective urban ministry is communal; therefore, we do local ministry in teams that mutually support each other. Each team has a leader who is intimately connected with our church and the ministry, whose job is help you connect to the Ministry Partner you’re interested in serving with. We also have support teams that meet monthly to care for your health as you serve.

Local Ministry Volunteer Snapshot:

  1. A minimum 8-month commitment
  2. Must attend mandatory Local Ministry Training (Coming on September 2nd)
  3. Will be involved with one of our Local Ministry Partners that are currently welcoming new volunteers (see below)

 

Open Ministries to Serve:

 

MISSION GRADUATES

  • Tutoring early afternoons
  • Weekly mentoring 1:1, time flexible

 

BECAUSE JUSTICE MATTERS

  • Nail Day Mondays 1- 5pm
  • Dance Thursdays 2-6pm
  • Mothers Brunch Thursdays 10a-12

 

YOUNG LIFE

  • Friday night gatherings
  • Outreach to kids at public schools once per week (times flexible)
  • Weekly mentorship (times flexible)

 

CITY HOPE

  • Mondays 6-8p Community Trivia night
  • Wednesdays 6-8p Community Dinner night
  • Men’s County jail 1:1 mentorship, time flexible

 

NEW DOOR

  • 1:1 tutoring Tuesday nights until 7:00pm and every weekday until 5:30pm.
  • GED classroom
  • Mon: 11am-1pm;
  • Tues-Fri: 10am-12p
  • Mon-Fri: 2p-4p

 

OLD SKOOL CAFE

  • Available opportunities depend on Old Skool Cafe’s program at the time of joining their ministry

 

Making a Commitment:

Because all of the local ministry that we engage in is focused on building genuine relationships, serving in the Local Ministry pathway typically requires a long-term commitment of at least 8 months. The volunteer opportunities we provide aim to enable rich and authentic relationships with our partner organizations and those they serve which inevitably require time, commitment, and persistence. We believe that the best experience between the volunteer, partner organization, and people they are serving is accomplished through an extended period of consistent involvement and engagement.

Getting Involved:

In line with our aim of serving well, we ask that everyone interested in joining a team attend our Local Ministry Training. This training, which occurs two or three times per year, aims to equip volunteers in basic foundations of effective urban ministry. Though some teams will on-board volunteers before they’ve been trained, most will not, and it is expected that those volunteers attend the next available training. In addition, if you want to join a local ministry team but aren’t yet sure which one, attend the next training, and we will help you discern which ministry best suits you. This training will be on September 2nd; there will be more details and an RSVP closer to that date!

“These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.”

Colossians 2:17

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