“STREETCORNERS”This word is taken directly from Matthew 22:9 (NIV), in which Jesus tells a story centered around an invitation. Jesus commands his followers to go out to the streetcorners (highways and byways - KJV) to invite anyone they find to come to the wedding banquet that has been prepared. We believe this challenge is still as applicable today as it was in Jesus time. Jesus death and resurrection opened to us the only way to peace with God. Jesus offered himself as the bread of life, and the living water to all who hunger and thirst after a right relationship with God. Today, many in our land hunger for truth and will be filled only in a relationship to God through Jesus Christ. Our job as Christians remains the same. We are to "go out", and "invite" others to come to Jesus for their salvation.
We believe the love of God is to be shown to all those around us. We believe God has called us to show God's love through various ministries, thus we have the name Streetcorners Ministries. We desire to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as to what these ministries are. The scripture verse "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends since God so loved us, we ought to love one another." 1 John 4:10,11 NIV compels us to tell people of Jesus Christ but we are also commanded "Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and with truth." 1 John 3:18 NIV. So we reach out to all those around us and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ through word and deed. Where do we go?? To the Streetcorners. Streetcorners is just a symbolic word to represent every place where people are. We need to go to them--build relationships, listen, encourage, and in all we do, offer the invitation of Christ. The invitation goes out wherever there is a faithful messenger. Our challenge is to take every opportunity to share Christ and to challenge people to consider their eternal destiny right where they are at. We desire to be faithful messengers, and to take the invitation to all who will hear. Our ministries are explained more fully on the web page Who Are We?