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April 13, 2018
Jacksonville is a patchwork quilt of different neighborhoods, each with their own unique identities, spread over the largest area in the lower 48 that shares a city government. We have been blessed beyond words to be invited, by ministries in some of those unique and beautiful neighborhoods, to serve with them in their own piece … Continued
March 19, 2018
I had the pleasure of sitting down with my friend, Jim Mullins, for our latest podcast. Jim is the Pastor of Theological and Vocational Formation for Redemption Tempe. In this episode, we talk about life, ministry, work, rest and how they are all interconnected. You’ll definitely want to listen!
March 12, 2018
Linda Morris, Outreach Director for First Pentecostal Church in South Phoenix, first Flourish Now church partner and a fount of wisdom, and Andy Myers, Phoenix City Director and pastor, sit down to talk about ministry, the rich spiritual and cultural heritage of First Pentecostal, and Linda’s own journey into discovering her rich spiritual and cultural … Continued
February 28, 2018
Billy Thrall, Phoenix pastor and ministry connector, and Andy Myers, Phoenix City Director and pastor, sit down to talk about church, life and things that breathe life into our city in our first podcast.
November 27, 2017
Just one week before Thanksgiving, FlourishNow partnered with St. Joseph United Methodist Church to host a small, intimate hiring event for the surrounding Eastside neighborhood. We served 24 people in 2 hours and, of those, 15 were hired on the spot! Our purpose was to come alongside St. Joseph and to love this community well, … Continued
October 16, 2017
For eight weeks, from August to October, we partnered with Redemption Church and Cru Inner City to support a job club on Jacksonville’s west side. Over the course of those eight weeks, seventeen job seekers came to sessions on overcoming barriers, utilizing a network to find hidden jobs, planning out a way to start a career … Continued
October 12, 2017
Hurricanes, penalties from overdue child support payments, transportation limitations, past mistakes, long gaps in employment, layoffs, and limited English skills are among the challenges facing job seekers I, and our dedicated volunteers met on Saturday at our collaborative job fair with CrossRoad United Methodist Church. Some may assume these situations are nearly hopeless; the mountains … Continued
September 12, 2017
Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on Southwest Florida, our September 22nd job fair in Fort Myers is canceled. We are working to reschedule this event and will post updated information as soon as possible. Please keep our staff, volunteers, and the people of Southwest Florida in your prayers as they rebuild.
September 5, 2017
Be safe, be prepared! The safety of those we serve and our staff is of utmost importance to us. If you are currently in Southwest Florida and need to seek shelter, below is a list of local public shelters. We strongly encourage you to check shelter availability before planning to head to one and follow … Continued
August 29, 2017
FlourishNow job fairs, taking place with the local church, are opportunities for the people of God to serve others. They are places where prayer spontaneously happens and where futures and families are transformed through five-minute interactions. Each person who walks through the doors at our job fairs has a story uniquely theirs; each person worthy … Continued