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To be a light in the darkness.
“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
To exemplify God’s love in real and tangible ways.
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;”
To share the Gospel and teach discipleship.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
To encourage the downcast, outcast and stranger.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
To promote a disciplined lifestyle.
“For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.”
2 Thessalonians 3:10-11
To operate by faith in God not government funding or grants.
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Constructed to meet needs:
Serving the spiritual needs of individuals with Bible teaching, counseling, discussions and preaching, Meeting the needs of individuals and families for temporary shelter, nourishment, safety, education, medical assistance, work training, and employment opportunities.
Serving the Auburn area:
Those who are benefiting from the Mission’s help would give back to the community. A creative and flexible program would be developed so mission residents could bless Auburn. The program could include temporary free or paid labor assistance i.e. roadside or backyard trash pick up, pruning, painting, window washing, tool repair etc. This process would give the mission residents the opportunity to give back and bless others thereby lifting their feeling of worth. It would also draw the privileged and outcast together and improve the broader communities opinion of a “homeless shelter” and the Auburn Gospel Mission.
Management and leadership:
The mission would be lead by a volunteer board of directors and elders each representing different supportive Christian churches in the community. The board of directors oversees and maintains full public disclosure of all financial and business operations of the mission. The board of directors also oversees and has authority over the employment or termination of all volunteer or paid personal involved in running the mission. The board also oversees the facilities of the mission and the current or future services to the community as God leads.
Christian missionary support:
The mission is financed and built by a cooperative and invested support of local christians that would like to serve the local community as missionaries. Individuals would serve by giving personal time and resources. Serving would come from lay and professional people with experience and skills in business, medicine, education, construction, the arts and the law. Financial support would come primarily from churches businesses and individuals. The mission will be licensed as a 501(c)(3) not for profit business and never seek or rely on government grants or support. Church groups of all ages and talents would have the opportunity to support and bless the Auburn Gospel Mission and residence with creative forms of interactive fellowship.
We are in the process of developing a board of directors for planning the Auburn Gospel Mission. Please pray for God's guidance in leading us to qualified men that have a Godly heart and vision to serve on the board.
Be believe the best way to build a foundation for this ministry is in corporate prayer. We invite all Christian churches in the Auburn area to join us. We would love to bring our prayer meeting to your facility. Our vision is to meet once monthly on the first Monday at different locations and times. Please join us and view our schedule below.
We are in the process of organizing a board of directors for the Auburn Gospel Mission. Please pray that God will lead us to qualified men that have a heart for serving the mission and our community in this capacity.