It’s really easy! There are 4 simple steps each church must take to become a Partner Congregation.
1. Pray for us, our mission, and the homeless men we serve.
2. Send volunteers on a regular basis to one of our sites or programs to meet the needs of the homeless men we serve. Most churches send volunteers 1X/month. A few churches provide volunteers quarterly.
3. Nominate and appoint a church member to serve as a representative on The Firehouse Shelter’s Board of Directors. Each church has a seat on the Board of Directors for a two year term. The Board Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month from 5:45 pm – 7: 15 pm @ Shades Valley Presbyterian Church off Montevallo Rd in Birmingham.
4. Allocate a portion of the church budget to be donated to the ministry at The Firehouse Shelter. The most important thing financially is that it becomes a regular, consistent, budgeted mission line item. Sending a check monthly helps us greatly with our cash flow. In the past, congregations have donated anywhere between .25%-1% of their annual gross budget to The Firehouse Shelter.
Feeling led to get your church to become a Partner Congregation? Call Anne Wright, Executive Director, today @ 205-252-9576. She would be thrilled to get you started!