INSPIRATION MINISTRIES

Inspiration Ministries, Inc. was founded in March 2012 in an effort to meet the individual needs of those in DeKalb County, IN, lacking resources and skills to access addiction recovery, housing, employment, transportation, and mentoring that are necessary to fully assimilate people back into the community.

Inspiration Ministries exists to reach the Least, the Last and the Lost. We specialize in prison ministry, substance abuse disorders and life control problems. Our ministry currently consists of the Plus One Program which is a residential/non-residential Christ-centered recovery program, The Cupbearer Cafe, Living Waters Farmers Marketplace which includes a Thrift Store, Farmers Market & Garden Center, Plus ONE Vocational Auto Repair Shop, Upword Living Bookstore, and Behind The Walls prison ministry.
  • MISSION- Inspiration Ministries exists to help people transform their lives in times of transition.

  • CORE VALUES- Extending Grace, Teaching Truth, Transforming Lives.

  • VISION- Create and sustain programs that allow opportunity for people to identify that their pasts and presents do not have to define their future.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INSPIRATION MINISTRIES, visit their website at inspiration-ministries.org


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Homeless Mission Needs

Each first Friday of the month a group from StJoeCofC go to Ft. Wayne and provide a meal to the homeless through the mission The Blessed Portion Ministry.

The items needed for the Friday night meal, to serve 150-200 people, are: sturdy plates, napkin/paper towels, to-go containers (talk to Jen, Jason or Vicki) and aluminum foil. Monetary donations to help fulfill costs of food and supplies also. 

 
Below is a list of items needed to for the men through this mission.
 

Clothing: Men’s Clothing, Men’s Shoes, Men’s Boots, Socks, Men’s underwear, jackets

Shelter: Sleeping bags, Blankets, Big thick black trash bags, tarps, tents

Toiletries/Health Items: Toilet paper, Baby wipes, Hygiene items, Cough Drops, Chap Stick, finger nail clippers, combs, brushes, razors, shaving creams, bug spray, poison ivy medicine, Advil, Tylenol,

Food/Water: Pop-top canned goods, Water, individually wrapped snacks (pop tarts, cookies, crackers, soft granola bars, etc), Instant coffee, Low dollar food gift cards, fresh fruit,

Books: Christian devotionals, Bibles, word search books, crossword puzzle books, history books or magazines

Misc.:Batteries of all sizes, Fort Wayne Bus passes , Small radios, Reading glasses, Small Flashlights, Candles, Adult sized book bags, Gift certificates to thrift stores or grocery stores to help buy what we don’t get donated, 7×7 tents, thick comforters, sternos, THICK black trash bags, candles, Bibles, NA books, AA Books, men’s watches, men’s wallets, ponchos, book bags, toilet paper, brown or camo colored tarps, 5.00 fast food gift cards, all day bus passes.

Nights are starting to get cooler. Staying warm is key. So if your cleaning out your closets here are some needs: 

~LARGE and above SWEATSHIRTS and HOODIES 

~GLOVES!!

~BLANKETS, sleeping bags, tarps, tents

~MENS 10, 11, 12 tennis shoes/boots

~napkins, paper towels, paper plates, unscented baby wipes
 
~Devotion Book- Jesus Is Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence
 
If you are able to provide any of these items please bring them to the church and place them in the adult classroom, or bring them through the week to the church office. If you have any questions about this great mission of love, please contact Jason & Vicki Holman or Rod & Jen Laux.
 
 
AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT NEED WOMEN’S CLOTHING.
 
These items can also be brought to the church and they will be taken to the mission.
 
 
To visit Blessed Portions website, click here.    

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