• Five-Two Ministry

How Does the "Five-Two" Ministry Work?

Throughout the year members of our church go door-to-door advertising the ministry and inviting people in the community to make non-perishable food donations to help some of their neighbors. Bags are provided so that people can collect these items to leave on their porch on a specified day when teams from our church are sent to gather those donations. Once collected, the food is organized and distributed to individuals and families in the community who we have interviewed to assess their need. In this way, we witness a beautiful example of neighbors helping other neighbors in a meaningful way. 

Why Call It the "Five-Two" Ministry?

There are three reasons. First, since we are providing food to satisfy people’s physical hunger, we are reminded of the occasion when Jesus did this very thing in a miraculous way through five loaves of bread and two fish (Matthew 14:13-21). The bread and fish you see on the ministry’s logo are meant call this to mind.  

Second, we challenge our adult and youth Sunday school departments to go out and collect food five times a year in groups of two. Therefore, the “Five-Two” Ministry is truly a ministry of our entire church. Since most of the food we distribute comes through these generous donations in the community, it takes full church involvement to pull off.  

Third, and most importantly, Ephesians 5:2 calls us to “walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” As stated above, this ministry exists to bless others freely precisely because we have been blessed freely in Christ. We want the families served to know that the Lord loves them and any love they experience from us is an extension of Christ’s love displayed on the cross. He offers an even greater blessing than any material blessing we can provide—the blessing of eternal life.

How Can You Support the "Five-Two" Ministry?

Donations of non-perishable food items are always welcome and can be dropped off at the church office during any operating hours. Financial donations are also helpful. We have to supplement the food donations with food purchases and there are some expenses associated with operating the ministry that are ongoing (e.g., postage, publication, advertising, etc.), so we welcome any monetary donations as well. And, finally, please keep this ministry in your prayers so that God will be glorified through it in our community.