Casting Vision with Greater Purpose

Although Hospitality INC was closed for the last two years, during that time we were busy casting a new vision for our men’s shelter.  From day one, we aimed to provide emergency shelter for our Guests, but over the last few years we felt called to
‘up our game’.  We realized our shelter and Guests had growing needs, and that meant a need for more square footage.  After much time spent praying and searching, we are so thankful that Community Church has opened their doors and invited us in to create our “new home”. The shelter will continue to be open for six months, Nov. 1st – April 30th.

As we reflected on the “why” we are in the business of sheltering, we were reminded that we simply do this because we love God and we love people.  By building relationships and offering to help guests in need, we affirm that we are not here to change people, but rather to offer up space where change can take place.

As part of our new vision, we feel it is important to provide more continuity and consistency with our Volunteers.  To accomplish this, part of the restructuring plan will move us from Church or Workplace Teams to Missional Teams.  The new Teams will allow for greater focus and building community.  Volunteers with a passion for the ministry and a heart to make a difference in someone’s life will be asked to join a Missional Team where they feel called to serve. 

This new vision will no doubt include changes, but the heart of the ministry of Hospitality INC remains the same:

Loving God and loving people by building relationships.

13 years of experience in this ministry confirmed that building solid relationships with our Guests is the common denominator to successfully helping them move forward.

Brief descriptions and time commitments of each Missional Team can be found attached to the volunteer application.  We prayerfully hope that God is calling you to join us on this mission field.

Psalm 46:2-3 says: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

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