Christians can rebuild communities as urban outreach workers
Although many men and women of faith choose to work as missionaries overseas, there is an urgent need for compassionate individuals in cities across the U.S. From substance abuse problems to crime, the urban landscape of the U.S. is the ideal place for Christians to make a real difference in the lives of those in need as urban outreach workers.
To understand the complexities of the problems facing many people who live in inner cities, men and women of faith can enroll in ministry degree programs at Christian colleges and universities. These qualifications prepare individuals for the rigors of working with disadvantaged youths, people struggling with poverty, children lacking access to quality education and a range of other individuals.
Once Christians have earned their qualifications in ministry, they can seek opportunities to serve the Lord through various religious organizations such as Urban Outreach in Washington, D.C., and New York City’s StreetLife Ministries. These groups work tirelessly to help those in need, spread the hope and truth of Christ’s redemption, and collaborate with city officials to improve conditions in some of the country’s most deserving communities.
Helping people is one of the Bible’s most important doctrines, and individuals who want to make a lasting difference in the lives of the less fortunate can do so as urban outreach workers.