We are a rubber-meets-the-road ministry, busying ourselves with the gritty work of Christ. Our work involves befriending the poor and coming to know them on a personal level. We strive to meet their spiritual and material needs by delivering groceries, helping new and expectant mothers, conducting bible studies, and inviting them to church. We are staffed entirely by volunteers and supported entirely by private donations.
The Mission of a Simple House is to:
Friendship evangelization is the method we use to spread the Gospel. This evangelization is performed through words, actions, and relationships. We meet each individual on a personal level addressing their unique needs.
We also believe in complete Christian almsgiving which encompasses sacrifice, building a relationship, and meeting a need. Encouraging a spirit of sacrifice and friendship between donors, volunteers, and the poor is fundamental to our ministry.
Our motto is to ‘wonderfully and radically fall upon the cross of Christ for grace and support.’ This fall must include an obvious reliance upon God’s providence. We rely on providence by practicing personal and corporate poverty.
Volunteers do not financially profit from their work, and the organization has renounced endowments and savings accounts. As a general rule, A Simple House tries to have no more than three months operating expenses at any one time.
For more information about our beliefs please read the tract entitled Motivation and Philosophy in the Tracts and Thoughts section of this website.