Creating Ripples of Impact
We aim to be used by God to coach and encourage ministries to help them grow beyond what they thought possible.
Our impact begins with the one-on-one coaching we provide each ministry as they prepare for their presentation. Then, at each meeting our members provide insights, feedback, introductions, and encouragement to help ministries address their most pressing challenges. But our impact doesn’t stop there. The connections that begin at Amplify Mission Network create powerful ripples of impact for the Kingdom.
At the March 2020 Amplify meeting, founder Jeff Bird from Hope Farm School shared about their need for a model that would optimize existing resources on the farm to facilitate sustaining support. You responded with ideas, connections, and treasures, sparking a partnership idea that just months later has become a reality!
The result? A simple box filled with boundless hope.
Boxes are constructed at the farm, providing a valuable opportunity for boys in the program to gain practical work skills. Then boxes are filled with Hope Farm grown foods and given to people who may be interested in donating, connecting the community to their mission in a more meaningful way. The funds raised from the boxes will be used to sponsor mission and education trips for the students.
Because of YOU, hope abounds.
In early 2015, Jay and Kim learned about Mobile Hope at an Amplify Mission Network (formerly Barnabas) meeting. Mobile Hope serves local mobile home communities through student education, enhancing the skills and opportunities of residents, and providing healthy activities for everyone to engage in, all based on the foundation of Christian faith in action. After the meeting, Jay and Kim visited Mobile Hope to learn more about their ministry and explore opportunities to share an early childhood reading curriculum Kim developed as an elementary school teacher. During their visit, Jay noticed kids skateboarding and remembered learning about JSAW, an action sports ministry, at another partner meeting. After checking with the Mobile Hope team, Jay connected the two ministries and a partnership was born. JSAW has since sent their van to pick up kids at Mobile Hope for weekly bible study and skating at JSAW’s facility in Edina.
During their presentation to Amplify Mission Network (formerly Barnabas) in 2014, Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) asked for ideas on acquiring a refrigerated truck to facilitate storage and distribution of the food they distribute through schools to kids who might otherwise go hungry over the weekends. Partner members offered suggestions, advice and words of caution during the table discussions. Was a truck the right approach? How would they handle insurance, maintenance and storage? One member made a personal introduction to a local car dealership who helped Every Meal think through the costs and benefits of owning a refrigerated truck. Shortly after, Every Meal acquired a refrigerated trailer from another supporter, but needed a truck to pull the trailer. The combination of the relationship with the car dealership made through Amplify Mission Network and a matching gift provided by another member meant that Every Meal was able to purchase a new truck at a great price. To top it off, the dealership has since provided volunteers to help Every Meal pack meals for kids.