The vision of the Downtown Church Missions Team is to mobilize the gifts and resources of Downtown Church to preach the gospel in word and action beginning in Memphis and continuing throughout the earth.Our focus is not on meeting needs within the church but responding to God’s mission in the world.
In order to achieve our vision, Downtown Church has partnered with several individuals and organizations. Our current ministry partners are listed below along with contact information for each organization. To become a ministry partner of the Downtown Church Missions Team, please contact Artez Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance Memphis— The mission of Advance Memphis is to empower adults in South Memphis to break cycles of unemployment, establish economic stability, reconcile relationships, and restore dignity through knowledge, resources, and skills by the power of Jesus Christ.
Memphis Young Lives - A ministry of Young Life to teen moms. Contact Danita Calhoun, Director.Streets Ministries — Mentoring is a one hour per week commitment to meet a student at Streets for tutoring. It is not complicated stuff and you CAN do it! The real vision is to foster a relationship that can grow into a life changing opportunity for you and your mentee. Bringing your mentee to DPC is another extension of this relationship and an opportunity for community. We believe a student ministry will be created through this effort over time. For more information contact Larren Joplin or visit streetsministries.org.
The Collective Blueprint of Memphis - Want to help young adults get to careers? Want to help tackle our city's workforce development challenges? Become an Ally with The Collective Blueprint. For nine months, you will walk alongside one of our Leaders (18-30 year old young adults) as they go through school, gain certifications, and enter the workforce as highly qualified professionals. Allies only have to commit 3-4 hours each month at our monthly community dinners, and the impact can be huge. Learn more after church this Sunday OR sign up here to volunteer - Ally Sign Up. For questions, contact Sarah Lockridge-Steckel at Sarah@changeiscollective.org.
World Relief Memphis - World Relief aims to mobilize churches to act on the instruction of Jesus Christ to Welcome the Stranger is World Relief's passion. They provide various services to newly-arriving refugees in the following areas: housing, employment, transportation, health care, education, and community. Check out their website to learn more https://worldrelief.org/memphis/get-involved/volunteer/.
Youth Leadership of Memphis - We are excited to be cutting grass again with inner-city kids. The Lord recently provided much needed funds for our ministry to continue on through the summer. Seeing the growth and maturity of these inner-city kids really encourages us as we attempt to show them what it means to work hard. For more information or to find out how you can get involved contact YLMemphis@gmail.com.