Meet 441 Ministries

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"What kind of community will cross over social and ethnic boundaries, like the Samaritan, and share in Christ's mission?
...As I understand ministry and faith in the city, they cannot be abstracted from particular communities and the narratives they embody."

Mark Gornik, from To Live in Peace

Mission/Vision

Mission:

441 Ministries is a Christian non-profit organization, which partners with local churches and other like-minded organizations to bring hope, healing, and holistic development through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester.

Vision:

To see our neighborhood flourish spiritually, relationally, and economically as the gospel of Jesus Christ is expressed in the thoughts, words and deeds of it's residents.

Partners

The core of our ministry is made up of faithful church and individual partners who share our vision of community transformation for Beechwood, and passionately live that out through the volunteering of time, talents, resources, and finances. This core is represented daily in the neighborhood who have felt called to live out the 3 Rs of Christian Community Development.

The heart of 441 Ministries is the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it comes to bear on broken relationships and broken places. This is an invitation for you to join us through supporting our vision and our work at a critical time in our ministry's growth.

Our History

'05-'06

Two Grace Church families move into the neighborhood: more follow in '07, '08, '09, and '11. The families reach out in fellowship to their neighbors.


'07-'10

Grace Church youth group begins summer children's Bible clubs.


'10-'11

Grace Church and neighborhood families investigate potential of ministry center to assist growing outreach.

441 Parsells is shut down by Rochester Police Department. Grace church member spots the vacancy!


'11

Grace Church leases 441 Parsells Avenue. Renovations and ministry begin immediately.


'12

Grace Church makes an offer on 441 Parsells Avenue in order to keep it out of the hands of an out of town investor. The offer is accepted and Grace Church purchases 441 Parsells and establishes 441 Ministries as a 501(c)(3).

Outreaches at 441 Ministries take off with daily Summer Meals Program, farm stand, Bible clubs in the park, and Narcotics Anonymous.

With the success of the Summer Meals program, a weekly Kids Club begins, averaging 10-15 children.


'13

Men's weekly Bible study begins.


'15

Teen mentoring program begins.

Hosted first Beechwood Christmas Store in conjunction with Project URGE and local churches.


'16

Development of 441 Ministries Beechwood Community Garden.

Newsletter Archives

To see what 441 has been up to in the past you can check out our newsletter archives. Also, be sure to subscribe using the form at the top of the page!