Methodist Home Champions

What Is a Champion?

A Methodist Home Champion is a local United Methodist who serves as a Champion in their Church and community for the ministry of The Methodist Home. Champions are elected by the local church annually. The Methodist Home provides training for Champions, and a written booklet of guidance. We will e-mail you once a month with updates on our ministry and ideas on how to be a great Champion! As Champions learn about the services of The Methodist Home, they become a resource for hope in their church and community.

We Depend on our Partners and Champions. The work we do is too complex to be done alone. Our success depends upon the support of many partners and Champions. Your role, helping your local church and community support children and families in distress through prayers, gifts, supplies, invitations, visits, and sharing the story of our ministry, is vital!

How Do I Sign Up?

If you would like to serve as the Methodist Home Champion in your local church, speak to your pastor. Champions are nominated by the Nominations Committee, and elected at the annual Charge Conference. Your pastor will be pleased to hear that you are interested. And we will gladly welcome you to our team!

Pastors, please fill out this form with your Champion information.

What Does A Champion Do?

The work of a Champion might include:

  • Practice and recommend prayer support for all campuses of The Methodist Home.
  • Invite speakers from The Methodist Home to church/civic meetings.
  • Become knowledgeable about the services The Methodist Home provides at its various campuses.
  • Promote donating to The Methodist Home.
  • Bring or organize a tour from your church or community to visit one of our campuses.
  • Encourage your church to observe the annual
  • Workday Offering on the 3rd Sunday of September.
  • Learn how to connect families in need with the services of The Methodist Home.

The Rewards of Serving!

Being a Champion for The Methodist Home is crucial work, because the welfare of so many children, youth, and families depends upon our services. Champions grow by making community connections with The Home and other concerned citizens. Champions have the satisfaction of knowing they are personally involved in helping change the lives of young people. Champions are responding to Jesus: “Whoever receives one such child receives me.” (Mark 9:37).
We are excited about our ministry and the opportunity to serve. As you learn about us, you’ll be excited, too! Want a quick way to get “charged up”? Come visit one of our campuses, and see the ministry in action!

Who Is Served?

The Methodist Home is a leader in providing the finest programs and services to Georgia’s at-risk children and youth. We work with young people who have nowhere else to go, those who have lost all other supports, and many who have lost hope. Most are referred from the Dept. of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS). They typically come having suffered severe physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. Many have failed their way through the foster care system; many have experienced 10-15 failed placements before they find a safe place here. Some come from failed adoptions. Residential care, personal safety, medical treatment, and therapeutic services are provided. Some are voluntary placements through our local United Methodist Churches. As United Methodists, we bear the full cost of care for voluntary placements. Some families require professional help, which we help them locate.

Mission

Our mission is clear: In response to Christ and the Church, the mission of the Methodist Home is to be a model organization that restores childhoods, strengthens families and cultivates a people-building organization. Every part of our work is here – restoring childhoods, strengthening families, and building people. We are committed to excellence (a model organization). We are accredited by three national accreditation bodies, with oversight from over 20 different entities. Our goal is not just to serve children, youth, and families, but to serve them with the heart of Christ, with excellence, informed by the best practices of the day, and with an eye towards wholeness in every part of life!

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Twitter: @MethodistHome

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