What is ACS Community Development/Urban Ministry Program? (ACS CD/UM)
ACS CD/UM Program is a service provided by Adventist Community Services, the humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works within the United States and Bermuda.
What does ACS Community Development/Urban Ministry Program Do?
ACS CD/UM Program provides vital help to individuals and families who are unemployed, working-poor, uninsured and disadvantaged in poverty stricken and urban areas. It offers relief services, promotes individual and community development that includes equipping community members with skills to become self-sufficient and engages in public advocacy.
Who are ACS Community Development/Urban Ministry Program Partners?
ACS CD/UM Program works in partnership with Adventist church members, civic leaders, other humanitarian and religious-affiliated agencies, community residents and volunteers to form coalitions that will protect and advance the interests of inner city communities.
How is ACS Community Development/Urban Ministry Program Effective?
ACS CD/UM Program makes services accessible to communities by locating in the heart of neighborhoods and becoming familiar with residents to nurture their hope, self-value and ability to succeed. It addresses problems that plague urban areas like drugs, violence and crime and organizes individuals into community protection and empowerment groups through innovative methods.
- Food Pantry services
- Clothing Services
- Housing Assistance
- Substance abuse awareness and prevention training
- Addiction Treatment and Counseling
- Medical and Health Care Services
- Crisis Intervention and Emergency Assistance
- Domestic Violence Services
- Family and Parenting Counseling
- Teen outreach pregnancy services
- Homeless shelters
- Tutoring and mentoring programs
- Job skills training
and much more!
ACS Community Development/Urban Ministry Program offers training on how to lead a nonprofit operation that effectively meets social needs in local communities through the Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program (NLCP). For more training information, see link below.
Download Community Development/ Urban Ministry Brochure
How you can get involved! Summer Food Service Program - Posted 2-28-12
How to Start a Farmers Market - Posted 6/2/11
Registering your market in the National Farmers Market Directory
ACSI Curriculum for Community Development/Urban/Inner City Ministry
Oprah's 35 Little Acts of Kindness
Raising Money to Serve Your Cause (PDF file)
Holistic Ministry - Churches that Make a Difference (PDF file)
|2013 Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program|
|ACS Presents - Reach Out!|
|Community Development Training Modules|