Stop. Look around at your surroundings. What do you see? We have acclimated to the world around us quite nicely. Our neighbors and co-workers are desperate for a Savior yet, we don’t see it. Entire neighborhoods and blocks are struggling to eat yet, we throw out left-overs. These are only a couple examples of why we must engage redemption in our home town. Tuscaloosa is not exempt from poverty, depravity or deficiency. We are compelled to act.
Organizations we are working with:
Each fall the community of Tuscaloosa gathers together for a Day of Hope to help serve those in our community that may need a wheelchair ramp, new stairs to get in their house, or just some help cleaning up their yard. NRC takes on several of these projects each year. Here are some pictures from this past Day of Hope.
“Sav-A-Life is a comprehensive pregnancy care ministry that is dedicated to offering free and confidential services in a loving environment to women, men, and families facing an unplanned pregnancy.
English Cafe is an outreach at Baptist Campus Ministries for international students. It was started by an English teacher on campus to give non-english speaking students a platform to be tutored for free, while also allowing believers the ability to share their faith with people who may have never heard what Jesus did for them.
Every Saturday, we have the opportunity to serve alongside First Community Church with their Saturday morning soup kitchen. We prepare and serve breakfast for 75-100 people, and are able to sit down and share life with those that are beat and trodden down in our own community.
We partner with Jesus Way Homeless Shelter financially, but are always looking to help in donations, gardening, construction projects and “adopting” families. They also have after school programs, tutoring, a men’s shelter, a women’s shelter and family housing.
There are currently 30 children (elementary through high school) that meet at the activity center of Crescent East daily for help with homework. It’s roughly an hour and half a week to dive into the lives of children that are seeking help and needing a Savior.
ABC 123 Backpack
Late each summer, we partner with other churches in our area to collect backpacks and school supplies to distribute to needy children in our area.
Boys and Girls Club
Periodically throughout the year, we partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs in our area to share the love of Christ through activities, snacks, games and crafts. Hope Initiative Pairing with the City of Tuscaloosa and local churches to help the community through neighborhood revitalization, tutoring and providing resources.
Bigger C Encouragers
We partner with other local churches in the area and DCHMC to be a support group for people affected by cancer and their families. We direct them to Jesus Christ who is their real Hope!
Love INC uses a proven model that networks local churches, volunteers and community organizations together to help people in need. Nationally, Love INC meets over one million needs each year with over 150 affiliates in 30 states, 9,000 churches and 7,000 community organizations and 300,000 volunteers.
Christian Ministry Center
This ministry consists of a group of volunteers that assist clients with their physical needs for food and clothing, while pastors from local churches assist with spiritual needs.
For more information on any of these contact Jamin Carter.