PURPOSE: To engage people in personal servanthood, ministry and mobilization for the purpose of “getting people to a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ!”
VISION: Strategize, Energize and Mobilize the body of Christ to serve, care and minister to people daily.
STRATEGY: Create a tool that will help believers to engage in the helpless, hurting and homeless people of our world. (Stage ONE Backpacks)
Operation Rescue: BACKPACK MINISTRY
· Locate used backpacks to place in the vehicle of compassionate believers. These backpacks are then filled with items that help people who are hurting, helpless and homeless. (A full list of items can be found below.)
· Place in each BACKPACK a copy of God’s Word (New Testament) and an OPERATION RESCUE needs handbook. (This handbook has addresses, phone numbers etc… of very important help agencies throughout the Middle TN area)
· Believers are then asked to keep a backpack in their car and, as the Holy Spirit leads, give away their backpack to someone who is helpless, hurting or homeless.
· Each Operation Rescue team member must always remember to tell these precious souls that this backpack is given to them from Jesus Christ and that He loves them greatly!
(Isaiah 61:1) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
This is a ministry from the heart of God lived out by the Body of Christ to the world!
List of Items Needed for Backpack Ministry