We were born from faith and a block party.
But, not just any average block party...a Christian Block Party. In 1996, a group of concerned community members dedicated themselves to creating an annual community-wide event for the purpose of uniting people of different ethnic, worship and economic experiences.
Their passion quickly inspired them to expand beyond the annual event, which became a soup kitchen. The Block Party committee became Mission Missouri in 1998.
Mission Missouri, which maintains a culturally diverse Board of Directors, and maintains as one of its core values, the celebration and inclusion of cultural diversity, became recognized as a 501c3 organization in 1999.
Through our faith, we believe that lives and families can be healed and fully restored. Our leaders, staff and volunteers are committed to serving those who need support during their process of recovery and restoration.
Faith Makes Possibilities Realities.
Mission Missouri is the lead agency in The Hope Partnership, a collaborative project to provide re-entry services to individuals returning to the southeastern region after incarceration. The Hope Partnership, which was formed in 2014, includes partners such as The Knead/Terra Nova Church, Scott & Mississippi Probation & Parole, the Missouri Re-entry Process team for Scott & New Madrid counties, working together with the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, MO.
The Hope Partnership provides pre and post release services in order to build relationships with individuals returning to the community to offer housing, counseling, employment readiness, on-the-job training at The Knead, mentoring, re-entry coordination and much more.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. [NKJV]
2 Corinthians 5:17
Mission Missouri Receives Support to Host Open Table for Men Re-Entering Community Following Incarceration
Mission Missouri will be funded for the year long pilot project through Missouri Foundation for Health for our reentry Open Table program with Jon Katov and John VanDenBerg!! We will have to hit the ground running since it begins December 1. The pilot will include two tables at MM, two tables at Terra Nova and one table at a second church. This will be for the development of training modules for other sites and states to utilize the Open Table model. For more information, visit www.theopentable.org
Volunteers are needed from the faith and business communities to serve. If you are interested in volunteering, click here and send us your information, and someone of the coordination team will be in touch with you.