SECORcares serves our tri-county area and assists individuals, families by providing a free food store, a food backpack program to ensure children have food over the weekend, provides financial assistance with utility bills and even provides a mobile food truck that serves local communities in need. Spirit of Hope partners with SECORcares by providing financial assistance, sending volunteers from the congregation to help at their warehouse, food store, and other programs, and regularly collects donations for this ministry through our Mission Ark program.
Alternatives Pregnancy Center is nonprofit organization that provides a safe and trusted environment to process a pregnancy decision, compromised sexual health or mixed emotions after an abortion. Privacy and confidentiality are a priority. Our compassionate and qualified staff take pride in offering holistic care to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. All services are available at no cost. They do not refer for or perform abortions; therefore, Alternatives receives no financial gain from a pregnancy decision. They do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (including HIV/AIDS), mental disability, medical condition, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. We treat all people with dignity and respect. If you would like to speak to someone or have an online chat with someone right now, simply click on our link. Spirit of Hope partners with Alternatives because we believe that all life is a gift from God. In addition to financial assistance, Spirit of Hope sends volunteers to special events and also collects items this ministry needs through our Mission Ark program.
Mean Street Ministry is a faith-based nonprofit serving the homeless and the working poor along West and East Colfax Avenue. They provide counseling, street outreach, showers, a food bank and a café. Look for their resource guide on their website. Spirit of Hope partners with Mean Street Ministry because the need to love others in Jesus’ name is tremendous, even in our “own backyard”. In addition to providing financial assistance, Spirit of Hope has members that help serve this ministry in tangible ways and also collects items this ministry needs through our Mission Ark program.
Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) is the association that Spirit of Hope is affiliated with. LCMC is not a denomination, but an association of independent Lutheran congregations who share a common faith and who are accountable to one another. LCMC provides support for congregations, pastors, seminarians, districts, and fellowships. We abide to a a constitution and hold a shared statement of faith. Spirit of Hope is proud to be a member of LCMC and is delighted to provide both financial support to LCMC as well as serving LCMC in tangible ways.
Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministry (LMVFM) is a Christian non-profit (501c3) faith based ministry. We are dedicated to serving military veterans, military contractors and their families in need of care and assistance, regardless of their faith or religious affiliation. We offer resources, assistance and training to congregations and other care providers to assist veterans, military contractors and their family members. In order to keep Christ at the center of this mission, LMVFM does not solicit or accept government funding. Spirit of Hope supports LMVFM because we have both veterans and active military members in our congregation and we have a passion for loving those who give so much of themselves for the sake of everyone else.
Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund
Vision: To support the needs of victims of catastrophic natural disasters with a spirit of sharing God’s love.
Mission: To demonstrate the love of Christ as we respond to natural disasters through local congregations.
Core Value: To carry out our work with the servant attitude of Jesus who said, “I did not come to be served, but to serve” (Mathew 20:28), and “As the Father sent Me, so I send you.” (John 20:21)
Spirit of Hope supports the Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund so that together, with other congregations, we can meet the tangible needs of those areas that experience sudden crisis such as floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes and more.
The Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) serves students, pastors, and congregations from across the Christian spectrum of denominations. While providing a solidly Lutheran theological foundation, Christians of all denominations are welcome to study in programs that range from open studies, where a member of a congregation may enroll simply for the sake of learning to doctorate level programs. ILT is fully accredited. Spirit of Hope supports ILT because we know that the church of the future will need pastors and church leaders who are well trained and equipped to serve God’s people.
International Mission Partners:
Spirit of Hope has a heart for raising up pastors. We also have a heart for the people of Estonia, a nation in which only 8% of the population is Christian. The Tartu Academy of Theology (TAT) was founded in 1992 to help raise up Lutheran pastors who can help proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament. TAT has also built a Home of Hope, which is a Christian ministry center where local pastors can meet with people for counseling and where they’ve established a radio ministry that broadcasts through the former “Eastern Block” of Europe, and beyond.
Marion Medical Mission (MMM) seeks to share the love of CHrist with the extreme poor in Africa by providing all in need with a sustainable source of clean, safe drinking water. Spirit of Hope partners with MMM both financially as well as deploying short-term missionaries from our congregation in the fall to help with the installation of wells. MMM has maintained 100% of the more than 30,000 wells that have been created, ensuring that those who receive the gift of clean water will always have clean water!