Send Relief’s desire is to offer on-going opportunities to visit our Ministry Centers to taste and see what compassion ministry looks like on the front lines. We want you to leverage our experiences in hopes that you may begin a similar initiative, fortify an effort that has already begun, or directly partner with one or multiple of our Ministry Centers.
We will spend time introducing you to our specific context and how the principles of ministry could easily convert into your local community. You will have the opportunity to converse with us about what has worked, has not worked, and why. It is also planned to explore what your goals short and long-term might be. Perhaps you have the next 5 years planned or maybe only the next 5 minutes. We are here to help, think, and pray with you about your next steps.
Appalachia may have beautiful misty mountains and miles of wooded trail, but there is an unspoken side of this region. With unemployment rates higher than anywhere in the USA, issues relating to hunger, low literacy rates, and a recent opioid crisis that has caused more drug overdoses than in the rest of the USA, the need to minister to this impoverished area is evident. In Ashland, KY, you will investigate ways to help not only the people who call this region home, but also learn about ways that you could serve people in need in your own home community.
Our desire is to help you identify one of the three goals below by the end of your tour with us.
- Help you understand how to replicate ministry in your local context
- Present opportunities for you to partner with our ministry center
- Inspire and encourage continued ministry development
Components of Send Relief Vision Tour:
- Send Relief & Ministry Center Overview
- Driving/Walking tour of area
- Conversations with local ministry practitioners
- Immersive Experience
- Church and community assessment
- Defining Next Steps after Vision Tour
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Includes lodging for one night.