Church Ambassador Program
Our mission is to spread the good news of salvation through Christ by serving the needs of the poor, addicted, abused, and homeless, thus improving the quality of their lives. We here at San Diego Rescue Mission recognize the importance of our church support in order to reach the people of San Diego. We receive no government funding so that we may present our clients with the life changing truth of Jesus Christ. We need our church support in order to provide the thousands of homeless people in San Diego with hope. With over 1,500 churches in San Diego County, our goal is to involve as many of these church congregations as possible so that together we can make a difference!
OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE YOUR CHURCH AMBASSADOR BY FEBRUARY 1, 2013
We would like 1 or 2 representatives from each church to become their “Church Ambassador.” These are men and women who regularly attend their church, have a heart for the homeless and are willing to commit to the program.
The main job of our Church Ambassadors will be to:
- Communicate the Mission’s news, volunteer opportunities and program needs to your church on a regular basis
- Promote main events at your church such as Sleepless San Diego, Interfaith Candlelight Vigil, Graduations, etc.
- Communicate to Jamie Wright the Church/Community Relations Manager opportunities to represent the Mission to your church via church fairs, speaking on Sunday, etc.
- Help coordinate fundraisers, donation drives, etc. alongside or on behalf of the Mission with your home church
- Attend meetings every other month to discuss upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and the ins and outs of the Mission, along with updating what your church has going on for the Mission to be a part of
- Commit to praying for the Mission on behalf of your church community
The Church Ambassador Program will have meetings at San Diego Rescue Mission’s 6th floor conference room, every other month on Tuesdays from 6pm- 7:00pm. Snacks will be provided. Please inquire about exact meeting dates.
The number of homeless men, women and children in San Diego County has increased by 8.6% since 2011, with a total number of 9,800 people so far in 2012. In order to make a difference San Diego Rescue Mission is looking to better communicate with our church partners and to work together to provide food, shelter and the Gospel message to these people in need. By strengthening our bond with local churches, we will be able to help more people than ever before.
Questions? Contact Jamie Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619.819.1892