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Engage DEMO


 

Serving Inside and
Outside Our Walls…. 

 

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Engage DEMO


 

Serving Inside and
Outside Our Walls…. 

 

We define poverty as the result of a broken relationship with God, ourselves, others and the rest of creation.

At area 10 we want to be the best church for the city.

This means, we don’t recreate the wheel but partner with existing organizations to alleviate poverty in our city through relationships. We want to love people beyond reason and lead them and ourselves into doing more unreasonable things! Unreasonable to us is ridding Richmond and our world of poverty.

We define POVERTY AS BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS with God, ourselves, others and all creation. Therefore, we desire to help those in our church reconcile their own brokenness and then provide opportunities for them to help others. We do all of this because the transforming love of Christ that we’ve received compels us to love others. It’s that simple.

People come from all walks of life and may be discovering who Jesus is for the first time; therefore, it is important for us to have places to start no matter where you are. What we know for sure is that as we experience the love of Christ, His love compels us forward to the next place in our own spiritual journey. As ambassadors of christ, we are here to help reconcile the brokenness around us. We hope that as become a part of our church you will find a place to engage meaningfully at each step you find yourself both inside and outside our walls.

 

 
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At Area 10, we have four main areas of interest to help you narrow your focus. Within in each group, you will find corresponding engagement opportunities based on the stages listed above. If you aren't sure where to start or have multiple passions and talents, time constraints or roadblocks, be sure to fill out this questionnaire and we will assist you in finding the best place to get out there!

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Family


FAMILY, FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION

Family


FAMILY, FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION

STAGE 1

Become informed about the issue. Learn more at these websites:  

Join mailing lists to stay updated. 

Help with Care Packages, Sponsor a Child (Vietnam fundraiser in May)


STAGE 2

Serve at a one-time, church organized, monthly event. Attend informational meetings.

Help with a support care- offer babysitting during meetings/trainings

Attend Vietnam Fundraisers: Garage Sale, Local Restaurants


STAGE 3

Partner with the organization: back up care giver support (as much as you want)

Mentor a kid @ UMFS (weekly, bi-monthly)

4th Sunday Activities: come play with youth who live on campus (4th grade and up can serve)


STAGE 4

Go to Vietnam and serve at the SS3 Orphanage 

Adopt or become a Respite Care giver (DSS, Hope Tree, UMFS)

Give financially to these organizations above and beyond what you give to A10 


United Methodist Family Services

UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) provides a comprehensive network of services to children and families specializing in treatment foster care and adoption, intensive residential treatment and crisis intervention services for adolescents.

 

 

Fresh Start For Single Moms

A faith based 20 week program designed to provide support for single mothers and their children with education, spiritual enrichment, growth, hope for daily living and the future. 

 

 

World Pediatric Project

WPP coordinates surgical and diagnostic care for children in Central America and the Eastern Caribbean by sending out medical mission teams to our partner countries and by bringing children to Richmond for life-saving surgical intervention. We rely on volunteers to assist families with many of the practical and supportive needs they have while undergoing medical treatment.

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Education


EDUCATION

Education


EDUCATION

STAGE 1

Become informed on the issues taking place with in our public school system (Richmond Forward)

Fill a back pack for school supplies 


STAGE 2

Serve at Back To School Night in September (Fox Elementary)

Beautify Campuses @ Cary or Fox at a work day (Landscaping)

First Friday Readers @ Cary Elementary 


STAGE 3

Tutor a child at Cary in math (weekly, bi-monthly)

Tutor at UMFS (weekly, bi-monthly) 

Reading comprehension at Fox Elementary (weekly)

Richmond Forward - Spanish Translators at meetings/events 

CARITAS Works program- Help with Job Training

Serve at CHAT tutor/mentor (weekly)

Serve at NOC - after school program


STAGE 4

Become and Advocate with Richmond Forward (partner with schools) 

CHAT - Teach a life skills program: cooking, sewing, woodworking, entrepreneurial ventures, writing

Give financially to these organizations above and beyond what you give to A10


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Cary Elementary

A local, Title 1 City of Richmond Public School located south of Carytown.

 

 

Richmond Forward

A relationship-based community advocacy group, understanding that education is our top economic development and civil rights priority, neighborhoods are the building blocks, and relationships are essential to lasting change. 

 

 
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CHAT (Church Hill Activities and Tutoring)

Church Hill Activities and Tutoring is a system of integrated programs that empower aspiring youth to break the cycles of poverty and reach their goals located in Church Hill.

 

Northside Outreach Center

A non-denominational organization working to revitalize the Highland Park community spiritually, relationally, and economically through connecting people to needed resources, mentoring and discipleship, and community outreach.

 

United Methodist Family Services

UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) provides a comprehensive network of services to children and families specializing in treatment foster care and adoption, intensive residential treatment and crisis intervention services for adolescents.

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Poverty


POVERTY

Poverty


POVERTY

STAGE 1

Follow an organization to be aware of on-going needs (drives etc.)

Care packages and Drives: Get Clean Bags, Blankets, etc.

Donate items to Sunny Days, Northside Outreach Center, CARITAS, Hand Up Ministries, Grace and Peace 


STAGE 2

Fresh Start: Help with meals, donating specific items 

HUM: Help remodel homes for the working poor (one- day work event)

Boaz and Ruth - Gardening projects, painting facilities, Grant writing

CARITAS - Serve at the yard sale, sign up to serve at their monthly warehouse organizing day

World Pediatric Project- Help with airport pickups/drop-offs and Appointments 

Local Mission Trip with CHAT (1/2 day)

Grace and Peace Community Ministries : Remote Mentoring, Transportation, Holiday Help


STAGE 3

Serve with Fresh start. Mentor a single mom, babysit during meetings. 

Serve with Jobs for life - Coach and Participant (Boaz and Ruth) 

All Saints Prison Ministry - Travel Softball team that plays with inmates and/or shares their testimony

Serve at NOC - Community Thrift Store, Food Bank, Taking it to the Streets

UMFS Open Table Participant 

World Pediatric Project - Visiting families in the hospital, assisting with hospital check-ins, family outings

Local Mission Trip with CHAT (Full Week)

Grace and Peace Community Ministries - Mentoring (on-going) 


STAGE 4

Adopt a family through Fresh Start

Apply to participate in RCLI (9 month training)

Attend conferences

Give financially to these organizations above and beyond what you give to A10


Boaz and Ruth

Empowering the commercial corridor of Highland Park by restoring buildings, operating social enterprises and providing jobsand connecting neighbors and program participants to the wider Richmond community through shared experiences that bridge racial, economic and geographic barriers. 

 

 CARITAS

Through our four programs- Shelter, Furniture Bank, Works, and The Healing Place - CARITAS provides support, training and material assistance to break the cycle of homelessness and restore stable productive lives.

 

CHAT (Church Hill Activities and Tutoring)

Church Hill Activities and Tutoring is a system of integrated programs that empower aspiring youth to break the cycles of poverty and reach their goals.

 

Fresh Start For Single Moms

A faith based 20 week program designed to provide support for single mothers and their children with education, spiritual enrichment, growth, hope for daily living and the future. 

 

 

Grace and Peace Ministries

GPCM focuses on loving and serving families living on Raven St. in Mosby Court. Programs focus on building life skills, connecting people to other partner organizations, resources and showing Christ’s love through fellowship, mentorship, and service. 

 

Hands Up Ministries (HUM)

Providing affordable housing opportunities for Richmond’s under served, with the vision of strengthening families and communities. Additionally, offering programs that provide dignity, self-worth, and increased community self-sustainability. 

 

Northside Outreach Center

A non-denominational organization working to revitalize the Highland Park community spiritually, relationally, and economically through connecting people to needed resources, mentoring and discipleship, and community outreach. 

 

United Methodist Family Services

UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) provides a comprehensive network of services to children and families specializing in treatment foster care and adoption, intensive residential treatment and crisis intervention services for adolescents.

 

 

World Pediatric Project

WPP coordinates surgical and diagnostic care for children in Central America and the Eastern Caribbean by sending out medical mission teams to our partner countries and by bringing children to Richmond for life-saving surgical intervention. We rely on volunteers to assist families with many of the practical and supportive needs they have while undergoing medical treatment.

 

Virginia Saints

A group of men who spend weekends in the spring and summer going into area prisons to engage inmates in softball, sharing the Gospel and personal testimonies and giving inmates a chance to respond to Christ in faith.

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A10


Plug In At Area 10

A10


Plug In At Area 10

STAGE 1

Frontline Opportunities: serve when you are already here (Greeting/Set-Up/Tear-Down/Coffee/ Hospitality/Ushers) 

Participate with any drive going on in the church. 


STAGE 2

Serve on Frontline: Coffee, Greeter, Communion, Usher, Set Up, Tear-Down, Hospitality

A10 Kids Support Team: Welcome, AV Tech, Curriculum Prep

Plan a Summer of Fun event 

Meal Team

Experience Team: Video Tech, Lighting Tech, Worship Team 

Attend a retreat


STAGE 3

A10 Kids Classroom and Small Group Leaders

Experience Team: Stage Manager, Producer, Prayer Team

Frontline Team: Welcome Table, Finance, Floater

Facilitate/Lead a small group

Care Team - Benevolence/Baptism team

Give Financially to our church


STAGE 4

Become and Engage Team Liaison

Experience Team: Lead worship 

Frontline- serve as a coach

Teach and A10U class

Lead a multiply group

Invite and bring friends who are in a different stage of their faith

Give financially more each year.