Servant Life began a partnership in Memphis in 2016. Serving in an impoverished area of North Memphis, TN, the ministry we partner with was birthed out of a local church, Brinkley Heights Baptist Church, seeking to reclaim their community with the hope of the gospel. For the children and youth living in the communities around the church and scattered around Memphis, drugs, gangs, crime, and violence have become a way of life. Many families have been impacted by some type of abuse and the results can be seen everywhere.
Our mission partner seeks to impact these children's lives by meeting them where they are at and running Backyard Bible Clubs in their neighborhoods, where they feel most comfortable. They also strive to meet the needs of the community and love them the way that Jesus Chrst loves us.
What will my team be doing? Short-term teams are a huge part of the ministry of our Memphis mission partner, as there many communities across the city that need to see the light of the gospel. During spring break and summer, multiple teams are serving each week in order to impact multiple communities with the good news of Christ. Teams are involved in Backyard Bible Clubs as well as other service projects throughout the course of the week. Other service projects could include sports camps, relational ministry, or community service projects. A few times during the week, teams are part of a worship service together before heading into the communities again the next morning.