We end each day with a lesson taught by our staff, seminary professors, and local pastors. Topics cover poverty discipleship, culture, reconciliation and long-term community development.
The current challenges in our community didn’t happen overnight, or without reason. As groups tour the neighborhood, we discuss the history of the community, and how that history should be used to find appropriate solutions in our community and in their own.
Most of us rarely take time to stop and have a conversation with someone who is homeless. We often have ill-informed presuppositions and can contribute to their hurt in our attempts to help. We take groups down to “tent city” to talk to the homeless, with no agenda but to be present in their world for a few hours.
Third Ward Monopoly is a fun way for out-of-town groups to start learning about the community that they are serving. Each property piece tells the history and significance of the area.