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Our mission to promote positive change in Washington Park, IL, by equipping people for Christ-like living.

Come see the impact of changed lives and bright futures:

OUR HEART

Good Samaritan Ministries (GSM) is a 501(c) non-profit serving the local community through supporting education, helping lives and building futures, all with the heart to see lives transformed by the Gospel and cultivated through community to enact and sustain long-term growth.

EMBRACING THE GOSPEL

Weekly Church Services

Bible Study for all ages

Youth Discipleship

SUPPORTING EDUCATION

After-School Program (Pre-K to 6)

College & Tuition Assistance

Life Coaching for Young Adults

HELPING LIVES

Food Pantry

Clothes Closet

Laundry Facilities

Shower Facilities

BUILDING FUTURES

In mid-2019, GSM began construction on the Oerter Industrial Arts Center, a building addition to the main ministry center. With this new space, GSM will offer job training to teens and young adults beginning in mid-2020.

WHO WE ARE

Good Samaritan Ministries started in 2000 by a small group from the Collinsville Church of the Nazarene. From purchasing a small home in Washington Park as the center of operations in 2003, to the construction of the current ministry center in 2006, GSM has seen many lives impacted through the Gospel lived out as opportunities to support the community grew.

Executive Director

JO ANN AXE

Executive Director

joann.axe@gsmmetro.org

Executive Director

SANDY ELLIS

Volunteer Coordinator

sandy.ellis@gsmmetro.org

Read the ministry's six core values:

WHO WE ARE

CHRIST-CENTERED

We help people find their God-given identity and purpose through following Jesus Christ.

FAMILY-FOCUSED

We equip family members to care for one another to change cultural cycles of dysfunction.

COMMUNITY-MINDED

We foster loving neighborhoods to direct people towards making wise choices for the present and future.

PARNTERSHIP-ORIENTED

We desire to work in cooperation, not competition, with the community to make lasting positive change.

LEADERSHIP-DIRECTED

We develop leaders from within the community to sustain and further lasting positive change.

HOLISTIC

Following Jesus' pattern, we strive to care for the whole person beyond just physical and spiritual.

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The work and impact of GSM happens because of many ministry partners, from financial donors and churches to volunteers and students. No matter the level of your experience or availability, there's an opportunity for you!

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM TUTORS

Come build a relationship with kids Pre-K to 6th during the after-school program. Help and encourage them with their homework, play games and more!

TEEN MENTORS

Partner with a local teenager for life discipleship. Develop incredible relationships as you help impact the next generation firsthand by opening up opportunities specific to the individuals and families.

ADULT SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY LEADERS

Lead a small group for adults and walk life together with people from all walks of life.

FOOD PANTRY & CLOTHES CLOSET

Donate canned and non-perishable food, and/or new or gently used clothing for all ages and seasons. Come prepare and serve the daily meals for the kids.

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CHURCHES AND SMALL GROUPS

There are many missional opportunities for groups of all sizes. Email us at info@gsmmetro.org for more information.

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