The key avenue for the South Bend Berean Church outreach ministry is through the "Touch 10k Souls for Christ Challenge," an initiative designed to motivate members to care for the community.
The key avenue for the outreach mission is through the "Touch 10k Souls for Christ Challenge," an initiative designed to motivate members to care for the community. The project was implemented after taking an assessment of the city’s needs, which was found to center around issues related to health, gun violence, activities for children and youth, and single parent support. After examining the needs, the church was divided into teams with each of them responsible for planning monthly outreach activities and mobilizing the rest of the church. The activities began in July 2020 and have continued to this day.
The pandemic provided several opportunities to:
Our new pastor, Claval Hunter, has been instrumental in having us become a community-focused church committed to serving people, and not primarily on increasing our membership.
It’s remarkable that all this was accomplished despite our pastor arriving after our church doors closed. All the planning for the community outreach has occurred virtually. It is apparent that God is responsible for providing the increase.
Beverly Sedlacek, South Bend Berean Church member