FAITH IN ACTION
Partners for the Common Good
In response to families that find themselves homeless, Family Promise brings the faith community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. Family Promise is a partnership of congregations within a community helping families who are facing homelessness. Volunteers of all faiths are welcome in the organization to join in the work of reducing homelessness and transforming lives.
Reading is an essential part of living a successful life in our world. Our educational system is set up so that students learn the mechanics of how to read from kindergarten through third grade. From fourth grade on, reading is used as a vehicle to teach other subject areas. Yet, in 2019 almost 35% of fourth graders in Arkansas were reading below grade level. We partner with Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Central Arkansas Water to coordinate a reading program at MLK Elementary in downtown Little Rock.
The One serves our community by locating and loving our unsheltered homeless neighbors, wherever they may be. They primarily meet these needs by going to the people. They visit current homeless camps, search for new camps, comb alleyways, check under bridges, and seek out people who are unhoused, etc. They take supplies such as food, water, clothing, and hygiene products to people where they are. They are dedicated to being relational, as opposed to programmatic.
Jericho Way is the city of Little Rock’s homeless day resource center. The center identifies and provides resources and services for those in need with the ultimate goal of transitioning people out of homelessness.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Arkansas Baptist College
(ABC), originally known as the Minister’s Institute, was founded by both black and white religious leaders in 1884. Arkansas Baptist College is a private, historically black, four-year liberal arts college.
Downtown Little Rock Partnership
The vision of The Downtown Partnership is to provide leadership, advocacy and opportunity to all who benefit from a thriving downtown area.
Second Baptist Church is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, an international group of Baptist churches and individuals who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. CBF Arkansas is the state chapter of this organization. It has a primary mission focused on alleviating poverty in the Mississippi River Delta and on disaster relief throughout the country and helps start churches.
Together for Hope
Together for Hope Arkansas partners with local and outside churches and organizations to reduce rural poverty and inspire hope in Helena, Arkansas.
Baptist Joint Committee
Serving fourteen Baptist bodies, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is a non-profit education and advocacy organization, based in Washington, D.C., that has worked for nearly 70 years promoting religious liberty for all and upholding the principle of church-state separation.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a nationwide fellowship of Baptist churches and individuals who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. C.B.F. Global helps provide resources for churches and also sends global missions field personnel to the most neglected people groups in the world.
LIV Lanseria is a South African non-profit organization that provides holistic residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children. LIV Lanseria serves and partners with severely disadvantaged communities that face HIV and AIDS, limited education, unemployment, lack of skills, and poor housing.
Door Of Hope
Is a South African faith-based organization that strives to reflect Jesus’ heart, and be His hands and feet, to the destitute children of South Africa. Door of Hope believes that, by the providence of God, abandoned children can be welcomed into loving, forever families. Their strong desire is to save children and help them to not only survive but to thrive.
Baptist World Alliance
The Baptist World Alliance is a global movement of Baptists sharing a common confession of faith in Jesus Christ bonded together by God’s love to support, encourage and strengthen one another while proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit before a lost and hurting world.
Refilwe Bophelo Clinic
Refilwe Bophelo Clinic is a primary health care clinic based at the LIV Community Project outside Johannesburg, South Africa. It was founded in this particular area to provide an affordable medical service to the local communities that do not have access to care.