Email a friend with this note (or something similar).
We are very excited about “The Good Neighbor Initiative” at our church, The Fellowship of Joy. We believe this is the first step in positioning ourselves for a bold new day of urban ministry in the geographical center of a region that has the highest percentage of concentrated poverty in the nation, 17% unemployment, and sky-rocketing rates of homelessness leading the nation. In addition, Fresno has been called “the drunkest city in the nation” by Men’s Health Magazine. Fresno County farms produce 12% of the food consumed by Americans.
Fresno is a significant place with significant needs and The Fellowship of Joy and its sister churches at 4141 N. Fresno St. have a significant ministry. As a first and next step in developing our site as 4141 Ministries, a catalyst for new churches, communities, and bold initiatives, we need to define our space and create a safe zone for the church and the community.