The local outreach ministry at Fountain Springs Church exists to send disciples to make disciples among the hurting and marginalized in our community. Through building bridges in our local community, we strategically lead and partner with ministries that care for the most vulnerable in our community. To do that, we have committed to partners within the three main areas of need here in the Black Hills.
Second Saturday of the Month @ 8:30am
Meet at: 2100 N. Plaza Dr., Rapid City, SD 57701
Join us for breakfast, then to serve throughout Rapid City! From kid-friendly to heavy construction, there is a role for everyone to show our neighbors Jesus!
We believe in protecting the vulnerable in our society. Those are often children. Through strategic partnerships, support and service projects are are actively making a difference in the lives of children in our community.
Abbott House is an incredible, successful, and trusted organization serving children in need all over our state. They are serving foster kids, kids in need and giving them safe housing and opportunities.
SD Kids Belong is an anchor organization in our state for sharing information about foster care and mobilizing people and resources to step into the work of supporting children and families in foster care. We want to support and bless an organization that has been an enormous partner and ally in the good work of helping children and families find safety, healing, and restoration.
The goal here is to serve and support a successful organization just beginning its operation on Pine Ridge Reservation. They are serving children and families who are in dire need while keeping them near essential family and connected to what is familiar. Naomi House has a very successful strategy and operates an identical model on the Navajo Reservation. We are so excited about what God has in store for this incredible, successful organization and the good work it does to help children heal and thrive.
Love Inc has been a partner of Fountain Springs Church for many years and is on the front lines of mobilizing the local faith community in SEEING and SERVING our neighbors. This incredible organization hosts our Foster Care Supply Closet and leads classes and initiatives that directly impact our foster and kinship families and thousands of other people in our region through budgeting, parenting, and faith classes as well as a host of other special events and ministries to serve and empower and care for our neighbors.
We are doing our best to help those who are hurting meet their basic needs. By working with local painters, we are tackling head-on: Food insecurity, transportation issues, and housing shortages. Check out our partners below.
Cornerstone Rescue Mission
Our primary shelter in the region needs help. You can help support their work in helping individuals and families be safe, fed, and supported as they navigate their crisis. Our financial partnership supports the work of Cornerstone’s four entities and enables them to continue and grow the hard and important work of sheltering our unhoused neighbors.
Fork Real Cafe
Through our Fork Real Café partnership we support a thriving organization serving anyone and everyone in the community. They are bearing a great deal of fruit in helping to serve and train people experiencing crisis and poverty as well as doing an equally successful job at empowering community members to get involved in these great efforts. Their efforts also include helping individuals learn skills that can be transferred to job opportunities and ongoing employment in the community – they are actively serving people from all walks of life and experiences and helping to make everyone better and stronger, together. As a true partner, Fork Real has provided a number of serving opportunities and hosted a number of events for our Compassion efforts.
SHIFT GARAGE is a local partner on the front lines of serving individuals and families with transportation needs. One of the greatest barriers to employment, school attendance and overall health and well-being are directly related to reliable transportation, and SHIFT is working hard to provide a way to help anyone and everyone get to where they need to go. Additionally, SHIFT GARAGE hosts two nights of Fountain Springs Church serving groups and ongoing educational opportunities to help people not just HAVE reliable transportation, but learn life skills to SUSTAIN reliable transportation.