The Generation House Family Homeless Shelter is soon to become a reality. Members of the Church of the Open Door approved the purchase of a home on April 2 and expect to begin making some needed repairs to get ready for our first family in late 2017. This will be the first shelter of its’ type, where people will be treated like family, where modeling “the love of Christ,” is the number one and most important ingredient. The families will also be introduced to Jesus themselves, if they don’t already know Him as their personal Lord and Savior.
A core team of capable volunteers from Open Door have been meeting on a regular basis to begin the development of what exactly the inter- workings of the house will look like. From details on how to manage meals, to what we can do to make the house a home; trying to develop ways that we can lead a family out of homelessness, while modeling Jesus Christ. That is our desire. That is our goal. That is also, our mission statement.
There will be many opportunities for people to volunteer and serve from providing meals, general house cleaning, to leading a Bible study. We will begin reaching out for volunteers towards the end of summer.
Generation House is an important aspect of our 20/20 Vision for Church of the Open Door. Stay tuned for more exciting updates!