Urban Ministry Training and Engagement
BHITC serves as a training and deployment hub for local citizens, Christians and congregations seeking to engage meaningfully in urban ministry. BHITC’s efforts recognize that the primary catalyst in discipleship, as well as all community, personal and spiritual growth, is relationships. Thus, most of its ministries invite volunteers and partners to engage personally in the lives and well-being of other people, who are often very different from themselves.
The organization also works in partnership with churches, organizations and groups to create tailored service learning experiences for groups. These experiences can be done in one day, over a weekend or a whole week. BHITC’s flagship event is CitySERVE (video above), a one-day service project that regularly draws more than 500 volunteers who serve at 40+ area urban ministry sites. CitySERVE always happens the first Saturday of May.