Ministries

Broad Street Ministry Center

Ministries

Food Pantry

 

The food pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am -2:00pm.

BSMC serves a maximum of forty (40) families every shift. 

 

Food has provided numerous opportunities to introduce people to Jesus,

and many positive relationships have been formed through the food pantry.

In 2019, over 90 individuals accepted Christ as a result of this ministry.  

 

Clients receive bags full of fresh produce, meat, canned and dried food, hygiene supplies, bread etc…

To participate in the food pantry, clients must fall into at least one of the following to be eligible for assistance:

a senior adult, full or part time worker, unemployed for no longer than 12 months, disabled, a college student or homeless.

 

If you would like to learn more about receiving food please reach out to us at the center.

 If you would like to donate to the Food Pantry – please see our “Needs” page.

 

Discipleship

“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

At Broad Street Ministry Center, we love the honor of serving clients their daily bread,

but also sharing with them Jesus, the BREAD OF LIFE.

 

In 2019 over 90 of our clients gave their heart to Jesus Christ.

Over 90 people have their name written in the book of life.

We have found the following ministries to be a blessing

as we desire to come along side of them in their new walk with God.

 

FOLLOW UP: Once a client has asked Jesus in their heart we begin a month long follow up.

Each person who gave their heart to Christ receives phone calls and letters.

In this way we are able to follow up with them, pray with them, encourage them

with Bible reading, and invite them to one of our studies. 

 

MONTHLY ONE-ON-ONE: Each client who walks through our doors for food spends time with an “interviewer”.

After going through the food list (making note of allergies etc..) our interviewer devotes time to sharing the Gospel,

encouraging them, answering follow up Bible questions, and praying with them.

Through this monthly one-on-one discpleship time we have seen lives changed.  

 

MONDAY: L.O.G. (Love Of God) West Acres Baptist Church has partnered with Broad Street Ministry Center

to provided a delicious hot meal, a time of worship and Bible teaching to many at the center.

Mondays @12:30pm 

 

THURSDAY LADIES STUDY: We have a Bible Study from 10:30am -11:30am with a dessert provided. Curriculum is used which takes the group through different books of the Bible. Through simple questions we teach and model

how to have devotion time on you own. 

 

THURSDAY MEN’S STUDY: Bible Study from 10:30am -11:30am with a dessert included.

Currently the men are studying a book which discusses what it means to be a “Man of God” in this day.

 

Clothing Floor

 

Our clothing floor provides our clients in need with “everyday” women’s and men’s clothing.

Our clothing voucher program helps families in extreme need. This exists when donated items cannot be distributed to clients at the center (such as baby clothes etc). We in turn exchange these items for Goodwill vouchers. 

These vouchers can be given to our clients going through extreme difficulty (eviction, fire, family death, loss of job, etc.)

 

Our boutique provides formal clothing for men & ladies who are preparing to enter the job market.

We have been working with the school districts to help girls be able to attend their prom, by providing them with a prom dress.

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00am -1:00pm.

Clients are welcome to come to our clothing floor for items.

(A Photo ID is required to receive clothing)

 

Holiday Meals

 

Holiday Meals is our Thanksgiving sponsorship and Christmas adoption ministry.

 Your donation will provide a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal for a family in need, complete with a turkey (or ham at Christmas) and all the fixings. The meals will be purchased and distributed through Broad Street Ministry Center.

For an additional $10 we will be adding a family gift!

The holiday gift will be a combination of a devotion book, new socks for each member of the family, Bible,

family game that spurs on togetherness and conversation, plus dessert for the family game night.

 

To sponsor a family, mail your $35 donation or drop it by 20 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Please designate it as “Holiday Meals.” If possible, please consider donating by

October 30th for Thanksgiving and by November 30th for Christmas. 

If you prefer to give on line, we have set up a “gofund” for our holiday meal program →Holiday Meals for families in need

 

Our holiday meal events are fun evenings where we have an opportunity to share Christ’s love with the sponsored families, which are receiving a meal and gifts, while enjoying a dessert night out.

To volunteer in one of the many areas of our Holiday Meals event, contact us 706-722-5999 or broadstreetministry@comcast.net.

 

*THANK YOU*

With your help we were able to bless over 500 families in 2019 with a holiday meal,

a bag full of family gifts, and a dessert night full of conversation and laughter!  

 

Winter Apparel

 

We bring the warmth of Christ to our community to help those who are homeless or who are in need.

We will gladly accept winter coats/jackets, gloves, scarves, hats, blankets

as we begin to prepare for the fall 2019/winter 2020.

Hats

Gloves

Scarves

Jackets & Coats (XXL Men & women greatest need)

Children & youth coats

Heaters (fans in summer)

 

Adult Literacy

 

We have students in need of a teacher.

Our adult literacy program provides one-on-one tutoring, allowing the student to move at their own pace.

We use the Bible as part of the study text.

If you’re interested in volunteering to teach an adult to read and write,

please call BSMC at (706)722-5999.

 

If you know an adult who cannot read and write, please share this information with them.

 

Shoes & Socks

  

We recently opened a shoe room on our clothing floor.

It is available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00am -1:00pm. 

Clients in need can visit the clothing floor every 3-4 months.

(A photo ID is required)

 

If you would like to donate to our shoe room, our center receives donations

Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 4:00pm. 

 

(We are in need of mens walking, work-boots, as well as slip on/velcro shoes for our disabled clients.)

 

Job Board

  

One of the qualifications for food pantry eligibility is having a job. 

Therefore, a job board in the waiting room is updated regularly to inform clients

of employment opportunities in the immediate area.  BSMC also offers resume assistance when needed.

If you own a business and would like to have job opportunities shared at the center

or if you own a training school and would like to have the classes you offer shared, please contact us.

 

If you would like help with a resume, please contact us for an appointment time. 

Summer Ministry

  

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Through our Vacation Bible School program, children enjoy a week of fun while hearing the Gospel.

Through this event a mother of one of our VBS kids came to center, learned about Jesus, accepted Him as her Lord and savior and has returned for folllow up discipleship.

 

 BACK TO-SCHOOL BASH

Several hundred people attended our annual back to school bash and hear the Gospel shared.

Children receive backpacks full of school supplies.

 

School Partnership

  

In addition to our summer children ministries and winter apparel for youth,

we have partnered with principals and social workers from middle and high schools.

Together we are meeting the needs of some of our children in extreme poverty

and in homeless situations in our community.

* Prom dresses for Junior & senior girls 

* Weekend food

* clothing and hygiene items as the social worker requests

* ongoing school supplies


Faith Projects

  

If your church or organization is looking for a way to get involved,

here are some future projects you might want to consider funding and or volunteering for.

*Replace shed

*Outdoor benches for clients/outside pantry room entrance

*Awning over outside pantry room entrance*

Renovate closet for interview room for wheelchair bound clients

*Redo ceiling in coat room

*Swing set/benches/ fence to replace outdoor playground that was destroyed

*Replace ramp on side of building/ off conference room

*Expand waiting room

*Reconstruct the baptismal area for proper storage

*Fix electrical issue in Chapel

*Replace fence/garbage area

*Pave back lot