Hope for Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ
HOPE FOR AC
Hope for Atlantic City is a Christian Community Development Association that engages, invests in and empowers our neighbors to restore dignity and bring economic stability to our community for the glory of God through Jesus Christ.
In reliance upon the grace of God we desire to establish a cross cultural worshipping community, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which will produce equipped, maturing disciples who become God’s instruments of grace, justice, and mercy and to help plant like minded churches throughout the Atlantic City region and beyond.
Serving with Hope
Equip your team with a vision for racial reconciliation, cross-cultural urban ministry, mercy and development ministry among the poor, and joy in worship in Atlantic City, NJ.
Join with New City Fellowship of AC, Hope for Atlantic City (HFAC), and Mission to North America to assist in the evangelism and development of urban neighborhoods in Atlantic City. NCF and HFAC seek to be a bridge to all of the residents and provide mercy and development opportunities for the future of the neighborhood.
URBAN MINISTRY TEAMS
The goal of Urban Ministry Teams is to assist in the evangelism and development of selected AC neighborhoods and to give your team a vision for racial reconciliation, ministry to the poor, joy in worship and urban mercy ministry that your team can replicate once they return home.
Group leaders must be present with the group at all times. If young men and women are along, at least one male and one female leader must also accompany the group.
Group size varies depending on the week of service.
Sr. High age and above. One adult to every five teenagers is required. Adults of all ages are welcome.
You need to have adequate transportation while in the city. Vans are recommended.
Team will stay in housing provided by the church. Pillows and blankets-sleeping bags are required (air mattresses are strongly suggested).
All meals are provided. Delicious food is prepared and served for dinner. Breakfast meals are self-serve. Mid-day meals are prepared in advance and taken to the work sites.
Arrive Saturday evening and leave the following Saturday morning – 7 days (this may be adjusted depending on specific group needs). Check-in and logistics orientation conducted Saturday evening. No meal provided on Saturday.
Worship at New City Fellowship, meals, and ministry orientation.
Lunch on site
Children’s Bible Club
Evening wrap up time
Daily debriefing. Typically, Wednesday day is available to enjoy the beach and go clamming with Bible clubs after dinner.
The cost is $350 per participant. This includes resource materials, meals, and lodging. Everything you will need while participating. Fees are paid directly to Hope of AC. The fees you pay are for the sole purpose of covering costs for the ministry or church with whom you are serving; MNA receives no income or financial benefit from the fees you pay. $325 non-refundable deposit. This is required to reserve a date for your team. Deposits are recommended as early as possible in the year to reserve dates. Spending money is appropriate but not necessary.
WEEKEND URBAN MINISTRY TEAMS
We welcome groups of any size or makeup to come for a weekend during the year. The weekend UMT experience is the same as the weeklong experience but on a smaller scale. Usually teams arrive on Friday night, serve Saturday and join us for worship and a fellowship meal on Sunday. Price for weekend trips is $100.00 per person.