To raise up and train those who are like minded, in heart and spirit, using their gifts and talents to conduct outreach ministry, so the gospel and the love of Jesus Christ may be herald and demonstrated to those we encounter.
Reaching people while developing multiple outreach, discipleship and resource centers first in Milwaukee, domestic and foreign, partnering with churches, ministry and social welfare groups to help people physically and spiritually so that they may be empowered and inspired to help others as well.
- Help the poor and needy:
- Go out and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ:
- Baptize and make disciples:
- Teach and train others for service unto the Lord:
- Unite the body, using God's gift to heal and rescue others:
Sunday services at 10:00 am at the Esperanza Unida Building located at 8845 West Lynx Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53225.
Provide groceries, baby food and diapers, clothes, blankets, sleeping bags and hygiene supplies to the needy individuals and families. Need help? Dial 2-1-1
4051 North 25th Street off of Capitol Drive. Doors open at 4:30 pm; begin serving at 5:30 pm. "Community Blessing" outreach every last Saturday of the month SEPTEMBER THRU MAY. We serve a sit down dinner, live music, variety of kids ministry activities, dance teams, and drama teams that are used to allow an evening full of the Holy Spirit to bring the hurt to healing, lost to salvation, addicted needed deliverance, and opportunities for freedom, restoration and reconciliation to a relationship with Jesus Christ. The evening is topped off with raffle prizes and special gift give aways.
Men's studies are held every 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm at the Esperanza building in Room 327 and every Saturday morning at 10:00 am at 8633 West Greenfield Avenue in West Allis.
Women's studies are held every 2nd and 4th Monday (childcare is provided) at 6:30 pm at the Esperanza building in Room 320.
Youth/Teen Outreaches, Bible Studies, and Concerts
- Middle School Kids ages 12-15 meet every Thursday at the Esperanza Building in Rm 320 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm
- Young Adult Ladies ages 16-20 meet 1st and 3rd Mondays in home study groups 7:00 - 9:00 pm
- Young Adult Men ages 16-20 meet every Thursday at Esperanza Building 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Spring and Summer time outdoor outreaches in the neighborhoods and parks, (please see the SHALOM calendar for dates and locations).
Jail and prison concerts and Bible studies
- 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday night Men's Bible Study at the Franklin House of Correction
- 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays Women's Bible Study at the Franklin House of Correction
- June and December concerts at Racine Youthful Offenders Correctional Facility
Thanksgiving Eve groceries and turkeys are handed out to families in need.
Christmas Eve outdoor outreach to the homeless and needy; serving a meal on the sidewalk and handing out sleeping bags, winter blankets, winter coats, hats, mittens, socks, scarves and gifts for the children.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays SHALOM women's leadership meetings and discipleship
2nd and 4th Wednesdays SHALOM men's leadership meetings and discipleship
Marriage and discipleship
Powerful dramas to visualize the battle between the enemy of our souls and the power of Jesus Christ to save.
"Let the little children come to me," Matthew 19:24
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.
Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines. The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But eagerly desire the greater gifts.