Elgin is an exciting community in which to work. Needs abound, but so do opportunities to work together with Jesus to see lives and the community transformed by the power of God.
One Collective field staff and many multi-ethnic, local volunteers work together to reflect Jesus and see
At this time there is the homeless breakfast which runs every weekday from seven to eight am. We lead Bible studies on a regular basis at Wayside Center (a day room for the homeless). Court advocacy is another part of our ministry. From time to time we go to court and work to get candidates into a rehab program. We also serve as prison chaplains to our homeless friends when they are in jail.
We have been invited into a local grade school to help with at-risk kids. We help the teacher in the classroom. We have also been involved in an afterschool program to provide alternatives to more dangerous activities.
We are helping a local church-run their youth program.