Ministries

Broad Street Ministry Center

Ministries

Food Pantry

 

Due to the pandemic we are currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

 

 

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 2020 over 60 of our clients gave their heart to Jesus Christ.

Over 60 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 provide a delicious hot meal, a time of worship and Bible teaching to many at the center.

This starts at 12:30pm every Monday.

 

 

LADIES BIBLE STUDY: We have a Bible study on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am.

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. 

 

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY: We offer a Bible study for men on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am.

Please call if interested so leader can plan accordingly.

 

Clothing Floor

 

Our clothing floor is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. We do have certain guidelines due to the pandemic: Only the client getting clothing can go upstairs

(no family members or children unless a family member is needed to assist the client getting clothing)

* if a child is there and the client does not have a friend to watch the child, they may return for clothing another day

* Only children in the clients folder can get clothes after verification from staff

* Children’s clothing (that has been approved) will be put together later that day.

Clients can pick it up one week from the day they are there

* We will give out 3 items (3 shirts, 3 pants, 3 socks – ONE jacket, ONE pair of shoes) per client 

 

 

Holiday Meals

 

This program is where we provide a frozen turkey/ham with all the fixings so you can have your own holiday meal,

along with a gift. Registration for this begins in September and is distributed during the month of November.

 

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 1st. 

If you prefer to give on line, we have set up a “GOFUND” for our holiday meal program 

Holiday Meals for families in need (See Give page)

 

 

Winter Apparel

 

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

as we begin to prepare for the fall 2020/winter 2021.

 

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.

Currently, it is available on Tuesdays only from 10am -1pm.

 

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 (VBS): During this summer we are hoping some local churches will host a VBS at the center.

Please continue to check our website for further updates or call the center.

If a church is willing to host a VBS please contact us.

 

Back to school bash: This event is where we usually have fun activities and food for children and give out backpacks with school supplies. Also, thanks to our partnerships with local schools, we will be providing school supplies to any children they find in need. (See “School Partnership” below) To assist this ministry, we will still accept donations of school supplies at any time during the year.

 

Community Partners

 

We have the privilege of providing food,

clothing, and hygiene supplies to other community organizations that serve families in need.

These include i-Care 4, Augusta Rescue Mission, Garden City Rescue,

Augusta Care Pregnancy and local churches.

 

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

*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

*Expand waiting room

*Fix electrical issue in Chapel

*Replace fence/garbage area

*Pave back lot