There are many ways to serve at Franklin Avenue Mission. Discover what God has already prepared for you!
As a result of employment flight and crumbling infrastructure, Flint deals with two realities:
Many long for the basic needs of a warm home, food and safe drinking water. This could be the reality of anyone - even you, as most people are just one paycheck away from experiencing the pains of homelessness and food insecurity.
The LCMS has planted Franklin Avenue Mission on Flint's East Side, and the Holy Spirit has ignited our volunteers and servants to serve as a beacon of hope and compassion.
These missionaries have come to serve as the boots-on-ground Church. They be the hands, the feet, the face, and the voice of Jesus serving those suffering from the effects of poverty and hunger.
Franklin Avenue Mission is inviting pastors, servants, and missionaries from all across the country to walk with us and join in the work that God has prepared for us in Flint.
Accept this invitation to share with your pastor and congregation about how you can come alongside with our community and serve them with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.
The urban mission field is calling you!
Destination Flint is a comprehensive program designed to welcome missionaries from around the state and nation with a hands-on passion to serve. Franklin Avenue Mission offers many challenging opportunities demonstrate the love of Christ through skills that include cleaning, painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and more.
These ministries are dependent on volunteers like you
Diner volunteers are responsible for helping prepare and distribute meals on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Most volunteers belong to a team that rotates into the kitchen every 7-8 weeks.
Volunteers help obtain, sort, and distribute hygienic products (soap, shampoo, tooth brushes, etc...) to the men, women, and children of Flint's East Side on the first Tuesday of each month.
Volunteers provide a wide range of services. Medical professionals can volunteer their time and services. Other volunteers are also sought after to help provide child care for mothers with multiple children.
These ministries require volunteers to help our community thrive!
Volunteers serve as mentors to trainees and help them prepare to find employment after their completion of the program. Volunteers should have professional experience in any field, and be able to confidently coach mentees through an interview process.
Volunteers help mentor either mothers and/or their children. Tasks might include teaching how to cook a dish, tutoring kids in math, or simply spending time on the play ground. All volunteers must undergo a background check.
Volunteers like working outdoors and love the smell of fresh cut grass! Throughout the summer, tasks include mowing lots and removing garbage and debris.
Volunteers serve as teachers' assistants. Tasks might include reading, preparing snacks, and assisting at points of transition throughout the day. All volunteers must undergo a background check.
Volunteers serve as desk attendants, helping watch over machinery and assisting patrons as needed.
Volunteers help prepare fellowship meals for our community to gather around following worship on Sundays evenings. All rostered LC-MS pastors, vicars, and deacons may volunteer to preach when their congregations attend.
All rostered LC-MS church workers are invited to come and lead our study of the Small Catechism on Thursdays at 4pm.