Thank you so much for your interest and willingness to serve with Feed the Need Missions! Please take some time to watch the videos below to learn more about what to expect when serving at our sites. Once you have finished watching the videos, please sign our volunteer waiver form at the bottom of the page.
STEP 1: WATCH VIDEOS
1) Mission and Vision
2) Core Values
3) What to Expect
4) Culture and Poverty
STEP 2: READ OVER MISSION, VALUES AND STATEMENT OF FAITH
The commitment of Feed the Need Missions is to serve and not to be served. Serving alongside Feed the Need Missions means you’re in agreement with the following mission, core values, and statement of faith. Click on the tabs to review.
Our mission is to feed people both physically and spiritually. By providing a hot meal each week we follow Christ’s model of going into communities to meet their physical needs, build meaningful relationships and share the love and message of Christ. We work with people like you and churches to support this outreach and to come alongside people to help them grow spiritually.
Jesus: He is the heart of why we serve. He is the model for how we serve each other as well as those he has called us to serve.
Consistency: Whether in a small town or large city, everything we do must stay consistent in order to spread in such a way that holds up the vision of feeding people physically and spiritually.
Stewardship: The resources Feed the Need is blessed with will be used with integrity in bringing glory to the Kingdom of Christ.
Servant Leadership: You must always approach your role with an attitude of service. You are not there to be served, but to serve others in a way that is contagious so that none may boast of their own achievements.
Mercy: No one deserves Jesus, His salvation to us was a gift that was freely given. We are to conduct ourselves in this manner and bring that message to all who will hear it.
Simplicity: The more we complicate ministry, the more we get in the way. Keep to the heart of the ministry of feeding people physically and spiritually.
Statement of Faith
We believe the bible is the inerrant Word of God, and gives us our best indication into His intention for our lives.
We believe God has given us the opportunity to know Him through His Word. God exists for His glory, which ultimately is accomplished by us understanding who He is. One of the Hebrew words for Glory (kabod) is more literally translated “heaviness.” God wants us to understand the weight of each of His attributes and we do that through His word.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)
We exist to execute God’s will, in accordance with His pleasure.
“For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.” (Ephesians 1: 4-6)
We believe we exist for the glory of God.
Our purpose is to express to others the weight and heaviness of who God is, and what He has done.
“I am the Lord; that is My name! And My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images.” (Isaiah 42)
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and Yours it is to be exalted as Head over all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)
“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all peoples.” (1 Chronicles 16:24)
We believe God is completely sovereign, and we are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ who died for us on the Cross, not works, chosen by God.
We are not trying to get in good standing with God through this or any other ministry. Our best works are filthy rags, and it is impossible for us to earn salvation. That is the work God has accomplished for us through the Cross and it is impossible for us to pay it back.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
“Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not —to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him. It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 26-31)
We believe works are the evidence of a heart transformed by the gospel.
“For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” … But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:14, 22-23)
“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:14-18)
“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:17-18)
We believe we are called to feed people.
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”” (Matthew 25:35-46)
“Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?” (Isaiah 58:7)
“She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.” (Proverbs 31:20)
We believe we are called to meet people where they are at, not where we are.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19)