Equip is a Christian education class for adults that meets on Sundays at 8:45 AM in the downstairs fellowship hall. Children are welcome and nursery care is provided for our littlest members. A light breakfast is provided.

3-Week Fall 2019 Series: How to Love Your (Homeless) Neighbor

Homelessness is a visible reality as we move around NYC and beyond. Many of us would love to help love the individual in front of us who is made in God’s image, but just don’t know how. Rescue Alliance are coming to speak to us from their years of experience conducting thousands of homeless outreach projects in partnership with churches, workplaces and neighborhoods. They are equipped to answer questions like: Is it safe to approach a homeless person? Should I give money to a panhandler? How can I help someone get off the street? 

Come for a special three week equip series to hear from our brothers and sisters at Rescue Alliance – November 3, 10 and 17 at 8:45 AM. Coffee and Bagels will be provided. 

Workshop #1: What Can I Do About Homelessness

Leader: Josiah Haken, New York City Relief

Description: As Christians, we know Jesus tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves, but how we do that looks different depending on the context. In NYC homelessness is an ever-present reality. We see our neighbors sleeping in the streets, sidewalks, and subways every single day.  We often feel a desire to help, but because we don’t know what to do, we end up doing nothing. We read about all the things the government is trying to do and many of us know of nonprofits who are trying to help. But here’s the real question: what can I do about homelessness?

Workshop #2: Individual Development (Answering Your Call)

Leader: Karl Chan, The Bowery Mission

Description: The Bowery Mission has many opportunities to serve, from the soup kitchen to organizing the clothing room. But how you can be a part of serving on a personal level? (i.e. through mentoring, tutoring, career development, and advocacy) How can you use your gifts to help others?

Workshop #3: Ministry With vs Ministry To

Leader: Kareem Goubran

Description: In this workshop, Kareem Goubran, from Graffiti Church, will discuss the book “Upside Down Devotion” and the story of the Good Samaritan. In this interactive discussion, we will uncover what it looks like to come alongside someone and have an understanding that we are doing ministry with them rather than ministry to them and develop long term relationships with people who are street homeless in our community.