God has called us to reach people through motels, campgrounds, trailer parks, and housing authorities. We have named it Motel Mission because we want local churches to view it at their local mission field. Our overarching goal is to establish a mission presence in as many extended stay locations in and around the the Drug Triangle as possible.
We try to follow a 3 phase strategy when we approach a motel.
1) Serve a once a month meal at the motel. Depending on the motel owners, available space, and manpower, this may look different from mission to mission.
2) Nurture the relationship. We target 2-3 rooms at a motel to really focus on. We believe in raising up missionaries within the motel. With these 2-3 rooms, we look for opportunities to babysit, give birthday parties, provide laundry, etc.
3) Plant Biblical Communities. There are two reasons we have found that spur us towards planting a Biblical community. First, our prayer is that a Biblically sound local church will adopt a motel mission. However, this is not always possible. Sometimes, due to many different circumstances, we struggle to find a church to adopt a particular motel mission. Therefore, we have to plant a Biblical community at or near the motel mission to foster spiritual growth. Second, many people have been hurt by the church. In this case, planting a Biblical community is beneficial to help point them to the only thing that can heal their pain: Jesus Christ. In this case, the goal of the Biblical community would be to gently nudge people towards a Biblically sound church that will continue their healing process.
Fulfill the Great Commission by going to the lost world. Following God's call to get out of our comfort zones.
We will train your church or ministry how to organize and run your own New Creation Motel Mission in your community
Anyone can serve a meal. What happens when the food is gone? Our main goal is to introduce them to Jesus, and help them grow into disciple makers.