An Update from Pleasant Hill

An Update from Pleasant Hill

[Last year Church on the Street accepted an invitation to assist the Pleasant Hill neighborhood of Macon, GA to organize and build community. Since then Michelle Witherspoon has been our primary community liaison working with neighborhood leaders. This is an update from Michelle.] We have identified, recruited and gathered a small community of neighbors in Pleasant Hill. […]

Listening to the Family, or Being Reminded What You’re Doing

Toward the end of the day there were about 10-15 core members of the community hanging out. Because Church on the Street has just begun the strategic planning process I thought I would ask the community what, from their perspective, was the value or practice that, without it, Church on the Street would be something […]

New Year, New Opportunities

2015 is off to a flying start and we’ve got a couple of new things up our sleeve for the new year.  Here’s a sneak peak at two of them… New Mission Team Options Mission Team Workshops are opportunities for those seeking to learn how to engage with the vulnerable, live as neighbors and overcome divisions in […]

Where’d the money go?

Last May Elliot issued a challenge to the friends and supporters of Church on the Street. He had been out of work so he pledged that as soon as he found work he would use his first check to make a donation to the ministry. Once he fulfilled his promise he then laid down the gauntlet,  “Match […]

Early Christmas from Prison

I received a letter from a member of our community that has been “on vacation” for a few months. He is doing fantastic and learning quite a bit about himself as he is growing closer to God. Enclosed in the letter was a gift and I wanted to share it with all of you. I […]

What CotS Means To Me!

At our luncheon last Saturday we showed this video of several members in the community sharing about what Church on the Street means to them. [youtube] If this is the kind of community you would like to support you can join our 365×1000 Campaign.  Or you can give directly here to financially support our […]

365×1000: Because Serving the Vulnerable Never Takes a Day Off

365 days a year the homeless are left on the streets lonely, isolated and exposed.(approximately 14,000 in Atlanta) 365 days a year the mentally ill are abandoned to their own suffering.                         (1/3 of homeless persons are seriously mentally ill) 365 days a year women, men and children are sexually exploited.                              (100 minor girls every night […]

The Start of Our Anti-Sex Trafficking Efforts

[I originally wrote this post at the request of a partner church of ours. They asked if I would write a short blog giving people of sense of our anti-trafficking work.] In the early days with Church on the Street I was out walking our neighborhood when a young lady, who looked 16, approached me. […]

Jerry’s Surgery

[Posted by Sylvia Broome, member of the Church on the Street community and director of women’s and human trafficking ministries] My daughter had surgery in May. I was impressed by the gentle and reassuring attention from the nurses, the thorough conversation with the doctor prior to the surgery, and the visit from the anesthesiologist who […]

A Funny Turn of Events

Our vision at Church on the Street is to be an intentional and diverse Christian community where everyone is welcome, belongs and finds their place of service.  Because of this we are quite insistent upon everyone taking ownership of the community: you receive and give.  We like to say that we are cultivating a place […]