Ministry Center Update: Meeting Needs and Changing Lives

I am grateful to be a part of God’s heart in our city. Thank you Mid-South Baptist churches for allowing the Jack May Memphis offering to assist with missions at the Ministry Center this year. 

We are busy cultivating a place of refuge at our Send Relief facility: a safe place where individuals and families feel known and loved. We are making great strides in our efforts to build up the capacity of the ministry through establishing relationships with community partners so that we may: Strengthen Communities, Care For Refugees, Protect Children and Families, Fight Human Trafficking, and Respond to Crisis.

Through our partnership with the Dwelling Place Christian church, we aim to cultivate places of refuge in our facility, local schools, and individual homes in the Raleigh community and across the city. 

Cultivating places of refuge: Building Update

The building now has a replaced roof! Additionally, 95% of the heating and air conditioning system is online. 

And soon, as early as the end of July, the contractors will begin renovating the first floor of the building.

The Dwelling Place Christian Church: Memphis Food Bank

One way The Dwelling Place serves the Raleigh community is by serving as a distribution point for the Memphis Food Bank. They recently hosted a sign-up event for families to pick up food. Continue to pray for the people they connect with through this important work.

Community Partners: Refugee Memphis

We have officially entered into a ministry agreement with Refugee Memphis.  They will occupy approximately 3,000 of our 88,000 square foot space. 

It is currently being demolitioned in preparation for the rebuild.

Refugee Memphis is committed to being Christ’s hands and feet among refugees here in Memphis. For more information about their work click here.

Neighborhood: Home Fire Campaign

We recently hosted the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign at The Dwelling Place Christian Church. Send Relief Ministry Center Memphis is hoping to reach every home in our city with the gospel of Jesus Christ making this resource available to the community. 

The Red Cross goal is, “to prevent fire-related deaths and injuries in the U.S. by installing 2.5 million free smoke alarms and helping to make 1 million households safer in at-risk communities.” 

For more information about the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign click here.

Join us!

Click Send Relief serve opportunities July 18th-28th for more information and opportunities to be involved.  

Additional opportunities to serve:

Backpack supplies and hygiene products are needed to fill over 1500 backpacks 

Drop off location, dates, and  times:

  • July 18th -21st  1:30 – 4:00pm
  • July 25th -28th  1:00 – 3:00pm

Email for alternate dropoff times for the back-pack ministry, or for other opportunities to serve through the ministry center.

We are here to serve you. Please reach out to us with ideas and questions. 

One of our staff will be happy to connect with you!

Take a look at this quote from one of our Mid-South pastors:

 “Thanks, Pastor Shun, for you and the team coming out to serve with us. It was a fruitful work and very encouraging for our church. We will continue our neighborhood outreach Wednesday evenings in July.…If you have a mission team looking for a place to serve, we will welcome the partnership. God bless.” Ken Lewis, Briarwood Community Church

About the Memphis Send Relief Center

The Send Relief Ministry Center, anchored by The Dwelling Place Christian Church, and supported by Mid-South Baptist churches,  exists to facilitate kingdom advancement and assist in restoring the wellness of persons, families, and communities. In doing this, we seek to establish long-lasting relationships within the community to bring about transformation through a Christ-centered, Spirit-filled, God-glorifying compassion ministry.