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Inner City

Raleigh Dream Center

Ministry Leader: Ron Porras
Email: [email protected]

Raleigh Dream Center’s goal is to be an inner-city resource center bringing Christ-centered solutions to addiction, hunger, trauma, homelessness, and unemployment through residential and community outreach programs. There are multiple opportunities to serve.

Adopt-A-Block:
The strength of Adopt-A-Block is its ability to build strong, lasting relationships within the community and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Cross Assembly supports two North Raleigh neighborhood Adopt-A-Blocks on the second and fourth Saturday each month. Each event lasts 2 hours where we knock on doors, provide free groceries, pick up trash, play with children, and present the Gospel. It’s family friendly, so kids are welcome. Cross Assembly’s primary focus is Millbank Court Apartments, Casa de Luna Apartments and Oak City Care Center.

Other Activities:
KidzJam is for young children and takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the school year. Cross Assembly is also cooperating with Raleigh Dream Center on other special projects as they occur, such as Back 2 School backpacks, Free Turkeys at Thanksgiving and their annual Christmas Toy Drive.

With Love From Jesus

Ministry Leaders: Jim and Debbie Meadows
Email: [email protected]

With Love From Jesus is an evangelical outreach to the needy community in Raleigh — goal is to minister to the spiritual needs as well as physical needs of those individuals we serve each week by providing food, clothing, prayer and hope to over 2,500 per month.

Volunteers are welcome to drop in any time on a Monday or Thursday between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM to help stock shelves, process donations for an hour, or all day. This would be great for folks that have disabilities or moms with young children (or anyone).

On Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat we would love to have folks (individually or a small group) serve from 9:15 AM to 12:45 PM to help with serving the needy community. This is a great opportunity for retired folks, homeschool families, or anyone whose work permits this time frame.

Individuals should be encouraged (but not required) to attend the volunteer orientation class listed on our website.

"Jesus to the Heart"

Ministry Leader: Joe Matthews
Email: [email protected]

Jesus to the Heart is a Christian-based ministry focused on bringing glory to God through acting as His hands and feet in the local community. We serve those in need in order to point them towards Jesus, that they may ultimately choose to serve Him as well. We’ve chosen to focus our efforts towards meeting the physical needs of these people by providing them food and other necessities, often on a case-by-case basis.

We assist other ministries in passing out groceries in low income neighborhoods, provide farm fresh produce to needy families and individuals, and provide spiritual counseling to the same upon request.

 Some needs that we continually focus on are providing food and financial support, in an effort to reach those affected by the growing opioid epidemic. We have also stood with individuals as they appeared before the courts, speaking on their behalf as to their character and their efforts towards staying clean and drug-free.  Our purpose was not to offer legal advice, but to help them understand the proceedings and options before them, and to stand with them in order that they would not feel like they were alone. We have advised individuals and groups in navigating local ordinances in starting up their own ministries.

Finally, we provide aid in emergency situations as our funds will allow. For example, after Hurricane Florence, we sent a team to the coast with food, water, and supplies, as well as workers to help with clean up. We provided blankets, clothes, diapers, hygiene products, books, and toys to the local Raleigh shelters for those displaced by the storm.  We also had a prayer team there to pray or to simply listen to anyone who needed it.