Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Kingdom Center, Ventura CA.

How do we as Christians, as church people help the homeless? This video tells the story of how one community and several church congregations came together to take on homelessness in their town. You need to watch the video, but in a nut shell, an old motel was bought, refurbished, and staffed to provide shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and Bible studies. Each congregation sponsors one room. They own the room, they gut it out and remodel it. Then they minister to the family in transition that occupies that room.

The government can't meet the need. It's too big of a bite for one congregation. But a bunch of churches working together get the job done in their town. It's a pretty cool model for ministry.

The Kingdom Center, Ventura CA. from Enoch Magazine on Vimeo.

thekingdomcenterventura.com

2 comments:

Andrew said...

This is sweet.

Anonymous said...

The churches rent rooms at a rate of 250.00 month from the owners. The owners have subsidize the difference of about 450/mo per room. We need kingdom partners to make this sustainable. Go to www.kingdompartnersventura.com for more info.