Service Times & Directions:

Good Shepherd Church:

13110 Moss Road, Charlotte, NC 28273

Service Times:
Sundays @ 8:30am, 10:00am, & 11:30 am

Click HERE for directions.
Click
HERE to contact Good Shepherd Church.
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Service in Spanish @ 11:30am

     in the brand new Living Room at the Moss Campus. 
Click HERE to contact the Latino Pastor.

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Zoar Campus

13611 Zoar Road, Charlotte, NC 28278

Service Times:
Sundays @ 10:00am & 11:30am

Click HERE for directions.
Click HERE to contact the Zoar Pastor.

 

 

 

 

 

December 2016 - March 2017

Room In The Inn (RITI) is a unique way for the people of Good Shepherd to be directly involved with people who are homeless. Keeping people who are homeless from freezing on cold winter nights is the goal. A greater goal is to provide a loving relationship with people who are homeless, at least for a night. RITI is a way to bring alive the biblical admonition to “love thy neighbor”.  In fact, we refer to the people we serve as our NEIGHBORS.

RITI runs yearly from December through March at Good Shepherd Church, Moss Road Location. A RITI weekend requires 25 volunteers each Friday night and 12 volunteers each Saturday morning for 17 weeks. 

Friday Serving Opportunities

  • Transportation Ministry (FULL)
    1 volunteer must be 25 or older male with valid driver's license
    Arrive by 4:00 pm to pick up van at Good Shepherd Church
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  • Overnight Ministry (FULL)
    2 Males or Husband and Wife team only 
    Arrive by 8:30 pm - leave at 6:00 am. Volunteers MUST be there to provide supervision of the Neighbors.
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  • Room Preparation Ministry
    4 volunteers to arrive at 12 pm - 1 pm. 
    Move tables and chairs for the placement of the mattresses. Inflate mattresses. 
    Follow photograph on wall for room set up. Inspect room for tidiness.

    To volunteer for the Room Prep Ministry, click HERE.
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  • Bed-Making Ministry (FULL)
    6 volunteers to arrive by 4:00 pm. This ministry involves inflating mattresses and making each bed with sheets, blanket, and pillow. In addition, bags of donated toiletry items are placed on each bed. Bed makers will also pray over each of the beds before leaving.
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  • Dinner Serving Ministry (FULL)
    6 volunteers to arrive by 5:30 pm to help set up and serve the meal to our neighbors. After our neighbors have all been served, the servers are encouraged to sit, eat, and spend time getting to know the neighbors.
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  • Devotions Ministry (FULL)
    1 volunteer to arrive by 5:45 pm. Bless the dinner and eat with the Neighbors. Devotions are done after dinner, before dessert. You will be allotted 7-10  minutes to share. Devotions don't have to be a formal bible study. Be Creative! – We have had everything from puppet shows to gospel singers, and all have been received well from our guests and volunteers.
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  • Neighbor Assistance Ministry <NEW!!! 

    4 volunteers from 7:00 pm to 9/9:30 pm to help neighbors by escorting them to and from their rooms to showers and back and other rooms in-between. Volunteers will work in the shower area, managing the shower time, and wiping down the shower area between each neighbors showers.

    To volunteer in the Neighbor Assistance Ministry, click HERE.
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  • Activities Ministry
    4 volunteers to arrive by 6:00 pm. Please try to arrive in time to eat dinner so you can get to know the guests. The activities portions starts after dessert and should conclude no later than 9:00 pm. Invite the Neighbors to participate. Examples of activities are: movies (rated PG only),  games,  music,  health checks, haircuts, massages, or any other service they may not normally receive, misc.– paint t-shirts, write letters to soldiers or family, make jewelry – the sky is the limit…think outside the “box”! During this time Neighbors may wish to take a shower. Activity volunteers will schedule shower use.

    To volunteer in the Activities Ministry, click HERE.  
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 Saturday Serving Opportunities: 

  • Transportation Ministry
    1 volunteer must be a 25 or older male with valid driver's license
    Arrive by 6:45 am. Load Neighbors and take them to the Transportation Center on Trade Street.

    To volunteer in the Saturday Transportation Ministry, click HERE.
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  • Breakfast Meal Ministry (FULL)
    6 volunteers to arrive by 5:30 am. Volunteers will prepare breakfast and serve it to the neighbors.
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  • Clean-Up Ministry (FULL)
    8 volunteers to arrive by 7:00 am. Volunteers will remove bed linens, wipe down beds, sweep floor in dining area, empty trash cans in Family Life Center, replace trash can liners and place trash in dumpster.
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    If you have any further questions about RITI, please call (704) 588-3309.