A city ministry reaches out with real hope and real change.

By February 28, 2006

USA (MNN)–It’s real life, real hope and real change taking place where it’s needed most–in the poorest part of the city.

It’s a traditional ‘rescue mission’, but the emphasis is on the ‘Mission.’ City Team Ministries’ Kim Dilworth says their outreach relies on a partnership mentality. “People are called to our ministry in so many different shapes and forms, whether its to volunteer on the frontlines, feeding the homeless people their supper, or if it’s to mentor or work in our drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.”

With nearly a century’s worth of experience in serving the poor and homelss, Dilworth says their group learned that the strength of their unity was the strength of their diversity. “There are many different avenues. We wouldn’t be able to do it if it wasn’t for the teams that we have in every community.”

She explains that by the time people come to City Team Ministries they are desperate. When their basic needs are met, evangelism happens. “They see that these are people that love them. They don’t know what it is, but they want more of that. It’s a place where we see people giving their life to the Lord on a regular basis and becoming functioning people in the community where they actually are serving.”

City Team works in the USA in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, California; Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They’ve also expanded their work to Cuba, El Salvador, Indonesia, South Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Mozambique, Ireland, India, and Mexico.

Teams are designed to train, equip, and mentor indigenous ministry partners around the world to deliver compassionate services with spiritual leadership.

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