The Dwelling is a body of individuals and organizations committed to Gospel-centered community development and is built by monthly donors who understand generous and faithful giving is used by God to change lives.
Jesus chose to make His dwelling among those He created (John 1:14), and now His Spirit is at work in this very community and in the hearts of those who trust in Him. When you live in His presence day in and day out, you become imitators of Christ. Jesus’ love restores, reconciles, and transforms—and daily you’re invited into this good work.
One way to respond to God’s call to love your neighbors is through support of Parker Street Ministries. That’s why you’ve been given an open invitation to be a part of The Dwelling, representing a group of likeminded persons bearing witness to God’s continual presence in their lives and motivated by being good neighbors.
For more than two decades, PSM has been committed to this Gospel-centered community development model in an impoverished, high crime neighborhood in Lakeland consisting of more than 700 addresses.
The Parker Street neighborhood is majority-populated by people of color, many of whom suffer under bonds of generational poverty. Stabilization opportunities are provided by PSM in education, financial sustainability, health/wellness, workforce development, spiritual formation, and neighborhood revitalization.
Most services offered by PSM are delivered through an after-school program and summer camp, providing year-round academic enrichment for more than 100 students in grades K-12.
To do what we’ve been called to do requires the faithful support of people like you. Monthly giving stabilizes cash flow predictability and helps with planning for current needs, growing resources and programming, and dreaming for the future.
With the finalization of a new long-range plan (2023-27), we are looking for the equivalent of 39 new monthly partners to enter The Dwelling by giving $100/month.
If you cannot support PSM at this level, give as you are led. Already giving monthly? Consider increasing your monthly total.
No matter the amount, this boost in monthly cash flow will help sustain PSM as a safe place for neighborhood residents to thrive—where they are cared for, prayed over, and loved.
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Thank you for prayers that never cease and for considering this next step in the continued renewal of the Parker Street neighborhood and beyond.
Parker Street Ministries (PSM) is a 501c3 nonprofit in Lakeland, Florida that follows a Gospel-centered model characterized by living, listening, affirming dignity, and building community together in and through the Parker Street neighborhood. For more than two decades, PSM’s vision has been to see a city transformed by the power of the Gospel through building champions who make possible desirable neighborhoods, lifetime learners, financial sustainability, and healthy communities for all.