Who Are We?
The New Hope Ministry is dedicated to serving the homeless population by going into various Shelters, Single Room Occupancy Residences, Alcohol Treatment Centers and Drug Rehabilitation Programs to reach out to men and women in need of the love of God. Our goal is to meet their spiritual needs and help them to achieve physical, emotional, educational and personal growth, so that they would come to know there is New Hope in Christ.
We seek to help meet spiritual needs by studying the Word of God together and by bringing them to the church on a regular basis for services and prayer meeting. We provide inspirational messages that offer them hope, motivation and personal growth. They are reminded that God has a plan for their life.
Eligibility to Volunteer
In order to serve in this ministry, you must be a member of the Brooklyn Tabernacle or in the process of becoming a member.
Activities & Functions
- Working with the homeless population by providing ongoing bible study/fellowship twice a month at various shelters to which you and a team (in groups of 5-6) are assigned. Assist in bringing those to whom we minister to special events held at the church.
- Picking up residents for events at the church such as concerts, Mother's Day & Father's Day Dinners, picnics, and the Christmas & Easter presentations.
- Assisting with the Annual Coat Drive in distribution to various shelters in Brooklyn.
- If available, helping out with the Street Ministry Project where we go out on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day to distribute hats, scarves, gloves, socks, food and tracts to the homeless.
Frequency of Service
We hold a bible studies/fellowships twice a month at the shelters from 7pm-9pm or on Saturday from 2pm-4pm. You will be assigned to one of the teams at one of the shelters.
The New Hope Outreach Ministry Workers meet every first Thursday of the month to pray and to encourage each other as well as updating one another on what has been taking place at the various shelters. If you are not available to participate regularly twice a month at the shelter outreaches, you can sign up to minister and serve for Special Events and outreaches.
Length of Commitment
All New Hope Ministry volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment to the ministry.