Equipping local churches to meet community needs.
What We Do
Good Samaritan Ministries can help churches do what they do best:
build life-changing relationships with neighbors in need. In working together we avoid duplication of services and help insure that no need goes unanswered. We help churches build those relationships by:
1) partnering with others
2) providing training opportunities
3) helping churches to engage their neighbors effectively
Churches are performing more and more outreach into their communities and GSM is equipping them by offering training opportunities and learning events. For a complete list of training opportunities, see Training & Events. Training can be customized to fit your church needs and is helpful for pastors, church leadership, individuals committed to mission trips, small groups, and individuals who mentor. If you do not have the capacity to have an in-house trainer, Good Sam can train for you or train your trainers.
Bridges Out of Poverty. Many of us are reaching out into our community and all over the globe to help families in need. It is helpful to prepare ourselves ahead of time so that we can effectively understand, appreciate, and make a true connection with families in poverty.
Relational Ministries. Relational Ministries can be called mentoring, coaching, or simply being an encourager. Based both on scriptural principles and research studies, GSM’s belief is that mentors from churches who walk along side individuals provide the positive role models and emotional support necessary for individuals to turn their lives around.
Financial Counseling. Your church may feel that one of your ministries should be financial counseling so you can equip your congregation to help when families in trouble come through your door. The GSM program is designed to help individuals one-on-one because each family is different. This training also introduces economic diversity dynamics. This helps the counselor better understand and communicate with families in poverty.
Volunteer Management. Working with volunteers is critical to accomplishing the church mission. There are organizational tools which make this process easier to accomplish. An extensive curriculum is available through Good Samaritan Ministries trainers and staff members.
Case Management. This type of training is designed for lay leaders who manage multiple clients and their progress. This is helpful for non-profit organizations and churches who offer programs that track progress such as social service programs, GED programs, Basic Reading Readiness, financial counseling, etc. The content is considered basic Case Management. Topics covered include:
- What is case management?
- What are the goals?
- What is the case management process?
SPECIAL Learning Events. Throughout the year, we offer community wide events appropriate for churches and non-profit organizations. As the host, Good Samaritan Ministries brings in local and national speakers who are accomplished in their field.