ReNewed Faith Ministries
Displacement & Re-Educational Center
"A Community of Caring"
ReNewed Faith Ministries is a help organization and community center motivated to help the underprivileged and the needy. The Renewed Faith Displacement and Re-Educational Center will provide housing, food, and needed resources for the continuing education to families and high risk youth, ages 16 – 19 years of age. As our name states we want to help renew people’s faith in themselves and others, by providing a decent alternative to rudimentary homeless shelters and offer more structure, services, opportunities, and management to help participants reach independent living capabilities and permanent housing.
1) To provide temporary living quarters, (3 to 24 months) for
families and individuals in need;
2) Through our program Knowledge is Self-Sufficiency, we will
make available opportunities for the residents to complete or
redefine their educational needs, so they are better able to meet
life’s future requirements. Self-sufficiency is the main goal of our
residential and re-educational center.
a) The objectives of KiSS is to assist underemployed adults and
indigent youth in advancing their education to increase their job
marketability to obtain jobs; acquire home ownership; and participate in personal funds management.
3) Establish goods, food, and monetary donation network of local retailers, wholesalers, and corporate sponsorship in Greene County.
4) Establish internships with local employers that will employ displaced and underemployed adult individuals and "at-risk" youth.
5) Influence regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen their ability to compete in the job market.
6) Over the next five years RNFM intends to become up to 85% self sustaining:
a) ReNew It Thrift store
b) Leasing office space within RNFM's building - at this time we have one child development pre-k school, one psychologist, and two local churches interested in office space.
c) Rental houses and apartments,
d) Temporary employment agency
e) Government contracts
MORE BOARD MEMBERS
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Help fund our new outreach facility.
Donate by mail to:
ReNewed Faith Ministries
P.O Box 8040
Springfield MO, 65801
Make a tax-deductible contribution using PayPal.
Faith – Strong belief and trust in the existence of God and the belief that through Him all things are possible.
Integrity – We will treat all those we serve and do business with, in an honest and fair manner. With a firm adherence to our code of ethics that we value all people and treat everyone honestly.
Respect – We understand that all people are important and should be treated in an appropriate manner that shows them that we care.
Hope - We will cultivate and encourage hope in the hearts of those we serve, giving them the chance to realize their dreams and look forward to a prosperous future.
Devotion – We understand the importance of our work and know that those we serve should be treated in a deferential manner and provide them with the means to excel.
Duty – We do this work because it is morally right and God’s laws guide our hands.
ReNewed Faith Ministries is a tax-exempt non-profit 501C(3) assisted-life center and food bank ministry that serves all of Greene County, Missouri. Our initiative is designed to provide temporary residence and improve economic development, feed families, and promote the well-being for children, families, and the community. Through education or re-education, counseling, and utilizing self-evaluation and improvement classes we hope to aid residents in getting their lives more positioned to achieve self-sufficiency. We aim to help re-incorporate them into the community structure as viable thriving assets. Enabling them to aid in building strong, resilient, and all-encompassing communities. For strong communities provide job opportunities for all and productive sustainable neighborhoods.
Our services will improve the ability of families to care for children and achieve goals of self-sufficiency. A higher minimum wage isn't an effective solution for underemployment, but achieving greater education for those employed in low wage jobs is the answer that will ensure a positive future. In five to seven years jobs in fast food restaurants are due to become obsolete, then we will be faced with an even greater problem, i.e. increased unemployment.
Re-Newed Faith’s services are a small investment in comparison to the cost of ignoring the problem of hunger and under-education in this county and the influence it has on a number of health and crime issues. The main priority will present specific, substantive plans that will provide employment for low-income residents, enhanced educational opportunities for children and adults, and access to services that will aid them to achieve their personal goals.
A COMMUNITY OF CARING
We also identify and utilize resources to provide food to lower-income homes that need emergency help to put meals on their table in the community. Charity cannot only be about providing handouts, but it must also encompass educating those that we give aid. We must break the cycle of revolving-door assistance programs and build stronger communities with higher educated individuals that produce even more dynamic coming generations. RNFM is built to do a new thing, engage in a new way of helping those that need it most. Strong communities provide job opportunities for all, quality health care, and productive sustainable neighborhoods.
Empowering Women: Becoming Your Own Woman, a women’s support group that stresses the empowerment of women. We encourage not only each woman’s individual growth but the strength of women as a whole. We strive for an atmosphere where each woman feels free to voice her concerns, needs, hopes, failings, etc. We foster togetherness, strength, and loyalty among the women who attend. Through personal witnessing, support counseling, and respect.
Empowering Men: Leading the Way for You and Family, is our men’s group focus. It is to strengthen the men’s sense of self and erase those invisible lines which exist which sometimes prevent them from coming together and depending on one another. Its main focus is to foster a bond among the males of each generation which will be strong and long-lasting, by encouraging them to be builders of strong sustaining communities and households.
Job Skills Preparedness we will provide opportunities for residents in the following empowerment activities areas:
Missouri Career Centers-National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
•MCC assists students in making informed career choices. It helps job seekers education and skills-development resources to improve their job-hunting and interviewing skills. For qualifying applicants to obtain an NCRC, RNFM will pay for one of the wide variety of programs and courses MCC offers to obtain an NCRC. Click the button to the right to get more information about this program.
•This is a program implemented by RNFM who partners with local businesses in the area to contract residents for temporary to possible permanent job placement and/or internships within their company. This will benefit the resident in obtaining employment and learning new, marketable job skills.
Classroom Occupational Skill Training
•Skill training in office work, reception techniques, computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel basics), and other different fields and occupations in a classroom setting.
•Skills assessment and skills upgrade opportunities;
•Work readiness instruction, high school completion, GED attainment and
post-secondary learning opportunities;
•Paid and unpaid work experience
•Computers and Classroom materials
•Instructors available for assistance;
•Necessary study guides;
•Educational materials – books, funds, computers, calculators, etc.
•Costs for residents to complete primary education (GED or High School Diploma). We will also provide them with available instructors on hand to aid in this process.
These meetings are mandatory for all residence with addiction issues, however, both residential and non-residential individuals may attend. They are held weekly on Monday evenings, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We stress owning one's actions and making constructive daily efforts towards accountability.
Generation Gap is a weekly open forum event held every Thursday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. It is meant to encourage inter-generational communication between older and younger people. Anyone can attend and we encourage members of the community to come and enjoy these highly inventive and entertaining evenings. Experience this open house event that is meant to promote open communication between participants and bridge generational gaps.
A CHILD SHALL NOT WANT
ACSHW (A Child Shall Not Want) ACSNW encompasses ReNewed Faith Ministries entire youth programs, which implement agendas for teens and adolescent ages 3 – 19 years, with the ultimate goal of fostering self-respect, preventing teen pregnancies, and keeping young people in school. We provide youths with positive, supportive programming to help improve self-esteem through constructive outlets, school-to-work transition for older youth, and empowering young people by equipping them with the tools for an effective future. We strive to provide them with the means to regain their sense of self-worth and dignity. Our youth agendas are meant to give young people the opportunity to obtain a productive future through the result of delaying sexual involvement and reducing teen pregnancy, developing self-confidence, self-containment, and independence. It involves the following:
AAHs and EEWs (Adolescent Answers Healing Everyone’s Everyday Wars) is a part of our youth initiative, and is for ages 13yrs to 19yrs of age. The young people vote on a President, Vice-President, and Secretary, it is governed and chaired by the youth for the youth. They are encouraged to have discussions and review issues which not only affect them, but those that effect young people all over the world. The choice of topics is often theirs or the youth director will provide them with germane news stories. They must come up with ideas to help foster changes in youthful society with goals on developing self-respect and building unity. In order to be considered for an office the youth must attend school regularly, keep a 2.0 GPA, and not have any negative incidences in school or at the center.
Cross-cultural understanding and diversity, self-respect, and learning to love self are also incorporated into the youth program design. College preparedness, graduating high school or obtaining their GED are endeavors which each young person must be productively engaged in. This group is open to the public and any teens in the community that wish to, can become a part.
For girls, 9 yrs to 12 yrs there is the High Heels Club. It is a program aimed at girls who do not have a positive female role model at home. Young girls are encouraged to learn some forgotten gifts which used to be handed down from mother to daughter, such as sewing, cooking, dressing to succeed not to impress, etc.
For boys 9 yrs to 12 yrs, the R You Ready Club. It is a program aimed at boys who lack a positive male figure in their lives. Its main tenants are to teach the values which will help them to grow into productive young men who are responsible, respectful, and righteous.
For young girls ages 3 yrs to 8 yrs the group is called the C-SAW Club, where young girls are encouraged to learn about Control and to become smart, active, and well-mannered, encouraging fitness of mind, body, and spirit.
For young boys ages, 3 yrs to 8 yrs is the C-MEE Club, where young boys are encouraged to learn about Control and managing-extreme-emotions. The lessons help them to manage anger, depression, and to entreat a more positive attitude.
Although the majority of the food we collect is used to prepare meals for our residents our dining hall is open to the public and anyone in need of a meal is welcome to join us. There are no requirements for eating a meal at our center, the only rule for being fed is that you arrive during the posted meal times. All meals are planned by our Director, Kitchen Supervisor, and Food Distribution Center Coordinator.
Below are other help organizations that offer aid
636 NORTH BOONVILLE
TELEPHONE: (417) 831-3371
GO 61, INC.
2733 EAST BATTLEFIELD RD. #257
SPRINGFIELD, MO 65804
Food boxes are also available to families and households thirteen times a year. Individuals can receive 1 box a month (two boxes in December).
JANUARY 16, 2016
FEBRUARY 20, 2016
MARCH 19, 2016
APRIL 16, 2016
MAY 21, 2016
JUNE 18, 2016
JULY 16, 2016
AUGUST 20, 2016
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
OCTOBER 15, 2016
NOVEMBER 19, 2016
DECEMBER 3, 2016
DECEMBER 17, 2016
Food Boxes are distributed from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Schedule Food Box Delivery
If you are elderly and/or incapacitated without means to get to the center (or know someone that i), you can use the form on the left to make arrangements for a food-box delivery.
If there are more than four (4) family members in your household, you cannot use this form. Please call our offices at (417) 942-4277 to make arrangements for possible food-box delivery.
YOUR HELP WILL BE SUCH A GREAT WAY TO ENSURE OTHERS ARE BENEFITED AND CAN SUCCEED, RATHER IT IS A FOOD, CLOTHING OR MONETARY DONATIONS.
Volunteering is an altruistic activity that can help to improve the quality of life of another human being. You can assist another person to improve their future, a child to attain a brighter future, or a young person to see that they have a future. There is no financial gain in giving your time and efforts, but what you can receive is more valuable than riches of silver and gold.
If you would like to lend your time and experience doing good for those in need, please contact ReNewed Faith Ministries at (417) 942-4277.
Be Blessed by serving your community as a volunteer.
Non-cash and Non-perishable Donations
Click Here To make your donation using PayPal
All donations are 100% tax deductible