Download our HFNY Resource Card as a way to engage homeless and hungry neighbors.
Read Tim Keller's outline of "Wholistic Ministry" and the Biblical call of the church to minister in both word and deeds of mercy and justice.
Watch our workshop on "How to Care for our Homeless Neighbors," outlining practical ways to serve our homeless neighbors and connect them to resources.
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
Dr. Tim Keller
|Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
Dr. Tim Keller
|When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City
Mark R. Gornik
By Esther Larson, director of affiliate development
“The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve.” – John Stott
Our Hope for New York community includes some of the most incredible yet humble people in New York City – not just the communities we’re serving, but those we’re serving with.
The volunteers and staff on the ground at our affiliates who commit their time, energy, and resources – basically, themselves – encourage and inspire us each step of the way.
Because these leaders are so essential to Hope for New York fulfilling our vision of “a New York City in which all people experience spiritual, social, and economic flourishing through the demonstration of Christ’s love," we're actively pouring resources into leadership development opportunities for them, some of which are detailed below:
Affiliate Staff Leaders: Leadership development is becoming increasingly important for our affiliate network, and includes ongoing forums for affiliate leadership to connect, learn, and be equipped for their work. In addition, HFNY partners with the NYC Leadership Center to enable our affiliate staff leaders to participate in a nine-month intensive leadership fellows program. Scott Abbott, Chief Program Officer of the New York City Rescue Mission, went through the fellows program and told us that it “forces busy leaders to take time out of their daily grid to learn, assess, hear from God, strategize, and cast fresh vision, so they aren’t just going through the same motions the next year." Click here to better understand the holistic way HFNY is investing in developing our affiliate network.
Volunteer Leaders: Hope for New York staff regularly connect with our volunteer leaders to help equip them with resources, trouble shooting challenges, and praying with them. We organize equipping gatherings, regular newsletters with opportunities and updates, as well as being available for troubleshooting on a regular basis. To foster more community among HFNY leaders, this year we launched our first Leaders Gathering in October, which brought together about 100 of our key leaders including team leaders, Board members, Community Grant Circle members, committee members and others.
Interested in discovering ways you can engage and lead with Hope for New York this year? Click here for further details.Related Affiliates: New York City Rescue Mission