Helping the Needy...
Night Runners is Trinity's outreach to the homeless and is always open to new volunteers! No experience is necessary, but anyone who is interested in volunteering should contact Pastor Greg Hendrickson so he can go over some important guidelines with you and answer any questions you might have.
If you’re wondering what is Night Runners, here’s what we do:
1. Visiting Columbus House (local homeless shelter).
We visit Columbus House (a homeless shelter for about 100 adult men & women) once a week to build relationships. Being homeless can be a lonely experience and we come to offer a listening ear. We also share the hope that we have in Christ, we invite people to church, and we help people with their practical needs as we are able. In the process God humbles us and teaches us more about himself. We go every Wednesday evening (except the first Wednesday of the month when there is a schedule conflict at Columbus House).
2. Rides to Church on Sundays.
We provide rides from the shelter to church on Sunday evenings so that people in the homeless shelter can hear God's word and experience His grace in a community of believers. If you want to help, contact Pastor Greg.
3. Ongoing Discipleship and Support.
Over the years, several people who were once homeless have found a spiritual home at Trinity Baptist. Some people have practical needs as they transition from being homeless to living on their own. If you can help with occasional rides to the supermarket or doctor's appointments, or help with moving to a new apartment, or other such practical needs, contact the church office. We are also exploring the possibility of starting a Bible study oriented toward recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. If you are interested in helping, or if you simply have questions about how to relate to our homeless neighbors in this city, contact Pastor Greg