Welcome to the Building Party outreach guide. Before you begin reading about this outreach, we’d like to make sure you know what you need to about San Francisco’s inner city by visiting the Backstory Page.
What is it?
Join this team to help throw building parties in the Apartment buildings. There is something powerful in being a good listener and neighbor in the TL. Sometimes we don’t need to offer an “outreach” to the building as much as we need to offer “life and celebration” in the buildings. Here is our chance to get alongside our neighbors, bbq, eat, hangout, play games, and get to know some of our neighbors in the TL.
People need to know that they are loved. Many are now sealed behind a closed door wondering if there is anyone who cares about them. Some days, the carpeted or wooden floor of the hallway and common area seem more like an arid desert than the place they call home. With this outreach, the need goes beyond the food and games that are brought - the true need being met here is the friendship and fun that people miss out on everyday. By entering joining a Building Party team, you have the opportunity to bring transformational life and joy!
When you are a part of a Building Party team, life will be sweetly simple for you and your crew. You will first be briefed by one of our City Impact leaders at 240 Turk St. as a large group. After the briefing, you and anyone with you will be broken out into groups of 10 and will have a designated building to visit. You will get a chance to get to know your team as you wait for the food to arrive. Once all the food and the supplies are ready to go, you will head over to the building and your leader will have you begin to decorate and/or invite people to the party. You will then begin to greet guests, serve them food, play some games (like BINGO), and most importantly - connect with them on a personal level.
We believe that one of the greatest vehicles for the Gospel is friendship. People open up their hearts when they know that they are loved and we want to give you all you need to show them that you care. We hope that the party will allow you the space and context to build a relationship and minister to someone’s heart!