Great things already happening in Berlin
During our celebration on March , 2016, we introduced several initiatives that have started in Berlin over the last several years. Other initiatives shared about their ministries at information stands. The diversity represented was very encouraging. Let’s discover more about these projects and catch the spirit.
The following three examples represent many others. More will come in the future. It will be worth your while to stop by and check them out.
NEUSTART e. V. and it’s NEUSTART Café on Kurfürstenstraße helps people with drug addictions, prostitutes and criminal offenders. This is how they describe their ministry: “We want to help our neighbor in the spirit of Jesus Christ, stand with them during times of great need and crisis and all the while bear witness to the unconditional love of God.” Many of the women they minister to come from Eastern Europe, which is why they have staff members that speak Bulgarian and Hungarian.
Find out more at www.neustart-ev.de
The FACE Family Center is run by two protestant churches in the Märkisches Viertel. FACE is a neighborhood center that support community life in the Märkisches Viertel. Their Street Team is regularly present in the district and provides recreational activities for children. Nachbarschaft konkret supports neighborhood assistance. And Café FACE, an open meeting place, is run near the shopping center in this district.
Discover more at http://face-familienzentrum.de
The organization Kidworks by JUMP e.V. has regular programs for children in Berlin-Lichterfelde. Most of them come from socially disadvantaged environments. The focus of this ministry is on integration and preventing violence. This is complemented by tutoring for school, media work and free time activities. Find out more under www.jumpberlin.de