In 2016 we took a church-wide survey and one of the key results was the heart of our congregation to intentionally provide direct services to the marginalized in our society, in the name of Jesus Christ. We took this as God’s leading our church and went to work to create focused ministry projects with tangible goals and the necessary funding to achieve them. The culmination of this effort had led us to focus on providing overnight housing for any kid in the Beaverton School District, who needs it.
The first phase of this plan is to partner with the City of Beaverton to support the launch of Family Promise of Beaverton. (FPB) is modeled after a successful national program that uses existing community resources to provide safe transitional living arrangements for families. Sunset is donating space and finances to open a Day Center onsite and opening our church for overnight hospitality (meals and sleeping space) for 3-5 homeless families (up to 14 people) four weeks of the year.
This new ministry focus on homeless kids & families dovetails beautifully with the additional existing compassion ministries listed below