Ft. Lauderdale celebrates the culture South Florida, a mix of big-city, small-country immigrants, and tourism-driven beach life. All of this combines to make this city, which some consider as part of Miami, a place of its own.
However, Ft. Lauderdale isn’t a city immune to challenges. More than a fifth of those who live in Ft. Lauderdale call another country home; 20% of the population lives below the poverty line, which is higher than the state average. More than 15% of parents are single mothers.
Many who live in Ft. Lauderdale don't feel heard or valued. The disadvantaged feel voiceless - and even alone - in a city of thousands.
Come alongside local organizations and churches who support Ft. Lauderdale’s diversity and cultural identity to reach their community for Christ.
While in Fort Lauderdale, you will serve in:
Homeless Ministry: You will have the opportunity to volunteer at a shelter for homeless. Whether it's serving meals or helping behind the scenes, it will be chance to share hope with those who feel forgotten by society.
Family Support and Community Care: Whether it’s encouraging parents, laughing with the children, or sharing stories and advice, you will have the opportunity to reach out to those feeling disadvantaged and voiceless in the local community.
Urban Plunge: It’s easy to get caught up in the lights, entertainment, and attractions of a city and miss what truly makes it exceptional: those who live in and build it. Discover the pulse of Ft. Lauderdale, why people love it, and what common and unique struggles people deal with every day by starting conversations and creating opportunities to minister to those you meet everywhere you go.
Will you share the hope and love of Christ with those who feel alone in Fort Lauderdale?