collaborative ministry

The Puzzle of Purple Door

By October 26, 2012 No Comments

We’re no experts. We’re crazy about coffee. We love Street Kids. We’ve learned a lot about job training. But still, we’re no experts.

That’s why we’re incredibly thankful for people that want to help us. We’re thankful for people that know coffee better than we do. We’re thankful for people that have longer standing relationships with our friends on the streets. We’re thankful for people that have been connected to job training longer than we have. Together we’re putting together the puzzle that is Purple Door.

Lately we’ve been asking for folks with expertise in training in regards to life skills and job skills, and you all have responded. Thank you! We’ve been meeting with folks to learn more about their areas of training, and to get ideas on how to best implement relational job training. Like we said, we’re no experts, and we’re thankful for people using their training and experiences to help us more deeply impact the lives of our employees.

We would also continue this request! If you know of assessments, training tools or another other resource that could help us relationally train our employees, please let us know! We would love to hear from you.

This also goes for other areas of need for Purple Door. Construction, furniture building, coffee experience, fundraising. If you have something that has any sort of potential for helping Purple Door impact lives in a deeper way please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re no experts, and so we need people to help Purple Door make the biggest impact possible.

Lately I’ve been dwelling on the Biblical concept of the people of God being the body of Christ. Frequently we restrict this to the church world, or to “church gifts”. People gifted in woodworking, or in job-training, or coffee frequently don’t make the list in regards to what fits into “Kingdom work”. We’re hoping to help people use their gifts, no matter how  “non-traditional” they might be, for the Kingdom to help others experience the peace and love of Christ. Each of you as you contribute are serving as another piece of the puzzle. Let us know if you would like to help us continue working on this puzzle.