The Downtown Arm of the Church
Since 1910, The City Mission has been known as the "Downtown Arm of the Church." Today, we know it takes a wide range of backgrounds and talents to best serve our guests, and we're passionate about stewarding your church's specific gifts and resources for Kingdom impact.
Keep Up with the Mission through Our Monthly Church-Specific Email from CEO, Rev. Richard Trickel
How Your Church Can Serve The City Mission
Your church can serve the hurting men, women, and children of Cleveland within the 4 walls of your own building or you can join us at any of our facilities. Here are a few ideas:
Build: Make a commitment to truly and tangibly change the lives of a deserving single-mother and her family by providing a permanent home through our New Horizons Program.
Volunteer: Whether you want to give back as a congregation, group, family or individual, we have a wide range of meaningful volunteer activities available throughout the year. Check out our volunteer opportunities today!
Gift: With more than hundreds of men, women, and children living with us on any given day, we have continual and seasonal needs for items to help individuals during their time at the Mission. Visit our material gifts page for the latest asks.
Attend: You're invited to promote and attend our fun special events! Each year, we host Running with a Mission, Ride with a Mission, and several mini-events that are intended to raise awareness and funds for our men, women and children. By attending and promoting our events, you help us tell the story of The City Mission and allow the events to have a greater impact. Email Denise Eaddy for our list of current events and promotional materials.
Intern: We're always on the lookout for students with a strong faith to serve and learn alongside our staff and clients. Let your collegiate members know that we have exciting paid internship opportunities available year-round.
Fundraise: Host a Fundraiser or Friend-raiser. Stage an event (spaghetti dinner, raffle, auction, etc. - sky's the limit!) for your church or community. We provide speakers and ideas, you provide the plan and resources! Email Denise Eaddy to get started.
How The City Mission Can Serve Your Church
Service is a two-way street! We want your members to live out what they learn on Sundays, and acquire new skills they can also use to benefit your church family through engaging with us. The Mission wants to serve your church by:
Providing speakers for events, services, Sunday school classes, and more.
Attending your church mission events or service fairs.
Providing tours of The City Mission for your church members. Schedule a tour on our website now.
Providing service and learning experiences for youth groups and members.
Email Jamie Buxton today to learn more about these and other ways to empower the hurting and homeless in your community.