Since March 2015 The Spirit Church has been a part of the Ferguson Adopt-a-Block ministry which has as it's mission to take the love of Jesus out into the streets of Ferguson by knocking on doors, talking with the residents, offering prayer and just a listening ear.
Adopt-a-Block is led by Pastor Jose Aguayo, chaplain for the Ferguson Police Department and a Rapid Response Team Chaplain with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, working in conjunction with pastors and congregants from several local churches.
Adopt-a-Block participants meet every Saturday morning to pray first and then break up in teams to go door-to-door in some of the area apartment complexes: Canfield Green Apartments, Northwinds Apartments, and Versailles Apartments and other residential neighborhoods.
The goal is to connect with the residents, assess the needs, and build trust in order to lay a foundation upon which other outreaches can be built, such as literacy programs, youth mentorship and home repair. Adopt-a-Block also promotes a sense of community by hosting free neighborhood events such as BBQ's, Easter Egg Hunts and Christmas Parties.
The correct times for Adopt-a-Block are 9:30 - 11:30 AM, every Sat.
The next upcoming Adopt-a-Block connected event is Convoy of Hope in East St. Louis on July 22, 2017.
The Outreach Team will be in Ferguson, Missouri ministering through service. For more details and information on how to participate, call the church office.
Adopt a Block concept:
A Church or entity would accept the responsibility of a minimum of one block. This should be a commitment of a minimum of 6 months.
The adoption will involve the following:
1. the total supervision, (Pastoring) of that block
2. the visitation of every home on that block on a weekly basis preferably on a Saturday
3. visitation in the beginning will involve just a hello, prayer, a gift like flowers, candy etc., helping with the yard work, etc., establishing a relationship.
1. A monitoring of these groups is essential for the success of the program. This will include a weekly report and follow-ups.
2. A base for the networking of assistance agencies and groups or churches with resources for distributions can do so maximizing their efforts.
3. This will lead to less confusion and duplication of services and a unification of the community and those hoping to reach and assist.
4. Several Churches have shown an interest in this concept which includes the Mayor who has offered to allocate a building or space for the program.
5. Many outside organizations and Churches have shown an interest in Ferguson for obvious reasons and this concept will help to properly give guidance and direction to where the need is the greatest.
We'd love to hear from you!
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The Spirit Church
915 Northwest Plaza Drive
St. Ann, MO 63074
Church Office: (314) 260-7363