Living for and with our most vulnerable neighbors.
Church on the Street Ministries fosters and promotes intentional and diverse Christian communities where everyone is welcome, belongs and discovers their gifts of service.
These communities are marked by sharing life together in ways that encourage joining lives by overcoming social and economic divisions, being present in the midst of both suffering and joy, and actively working toward freedom and interdependence. The communities are formed around five central practices:
This is the ministry of reconciliation as community development and it is the heart of who we are.
Through our Center for Practical Theology we provide opportunities to theologically reflect on and practically engage with practices and policies that directly relate to and impact reconciliation demonstrated through life in community with our most vulnerable neighbors. The Center's programs include mission team workshops, internships/apprenticeships, training events, speaking engagements, and an intensive Reconcilation and Justice Academy. The Center also hosts a blog about life in community with the vulnerable.
Through the Community Sustainability Project we help create opportunities and institutions that develop, strengthen, express and sustain the individual, neighborhood and community.
Church on the Street is also a founding member of TraffickLight, an international coalition created to bring together partner organizations to collaborate in the fight against human trafficking.
(For more information about our mission and vision click here for our document The Theological, Historical and Practical Vision.)
Church on the Street was founded in 1999.