The Philadelphia Project is all about making tangible the transforming power, presence, and love of God. Jesus’ call on our lives is an invitation to partner with the Creator in His transforming work on earth, just as it is in heaven.
We strive for this in every aspect of our ministry. Our home repair ministry physically transforms the homes of our partner families and spiritually transform the atmosphere of those homes. Our children’s programming and partnerships seek transformation the lives of kids, infusing the life-giving power of the gospel into the hearts. Our mercy ministry programs partner with organizations in the city that make a lasting, transformative impact on the people they serve.
Join us in the transformation God is doing in Philadelphia.
Ministry groups can engage in God’s transformation work in the City of Philadelphia through our service trips. When groups come to serve with us, we challenge participants to serve sacrificially and think critically about how God’s Word speaks to spiritual and social issues. Our prayer is that God uses these experiences to make an eternal impact on participants and those they serve, as well as a tangible impact offering hope and restoration to our community.
This ministry is focused on showing participants the good work that is already being done in Philly by and for Philadelphians. Participants will have the opportunity to learn that serving our neighbors is not just to be done on a trip to another place, but something that can be done everyday their hometowns. Participants will travel to different partner sites; they will package food for homebound citizens, serve meals to people experiencing homelessness, sort clothing at thrift shops, or service any other number of needs for one of our partner organizations.
This ministry is focused on giving participants the chance to be a part of tangible change in the lives of people they serve. Participants will follow the lead of one of our experienced staff or interns in a construction project in the home of one of our partner homeowners. We emphasize not only doing good construction work, but also engaging with the homeowners. Participants get to know the men, women, and families they are serving, and have the opportunity to learn that serving and being served can happen at the same time.
This ministry is all about kids! TPP partners with several different summer day camps throughout the city in the summer and preschool and after school program throughout the year. Participants will play with preschool through 6th graders at our partner churches, hang out with kids of all ages experiencing homelessness at a family shelter, or learn and grow with scholars at a nearby literacy program. This ministry track takes what might be familiar to participants—child care—and puts it in different contexts, giving participants a chance to see a little more of the world and begin to grasp the diversity of situations that children and families are coming from and live in every day.
Our Blitz weekends are geared toward youth groups for students who have completed 6th-12th grade. We host occasional trips for other ages, including 3rd-5th graders. See more on the Blitz page.
Our Spring Break trips are designed for college students.
Our Summer of Service is designed for students who have completed 6th-12 grade.
Our Days of Service are completely customizable to the needs of your group. They are great for intergenerational ministry. Schedule a day for your service group of any age and number of members and we’ll handle the rest!
The Philadelphia Project is located in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia. We are located at 8230 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128.
Be sure to check out each of the specific trip pages to learn more about each trip. You can call us at 267.388.0772 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org