There are many places in the Bible that refer to taking care of those who cannot take care of themselves such as the oppressed, fatherless, widows, etc. Throughout Seed’s history we have tried to focus on how we can affect the communities around us as well as around the world. As Seed grows, we are able to lend varying degrees of focus, awareness, resources and finances to multiple ministries. Previously, we called these “Outreach Ministries”. We now realize that these are more than outreach. The ministries that we are connected to are in place to correct injustices.
As Seed has grown, God has grown our understanding of His Mission and our call to be on mission with Him. We have sought to care for the orphans and those in need. Now we look to lead our community as we fight injustices.
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For a detailed explanation of our beliefs regarding justice and our goals as a church body click here.
Below are a list of ministries we have at Seed as well as ministries we partner with.
- Seed has a long commitment to orphan care with a number of families who are certified foster parents and/or in the process of adoption. We also support these families in prayer, time, finances and other resources.
Hazelwood Elementary Homework Club
- A great opportunity to affect the community next door. During the weekly homework club, students are able to get focused help on their homework with close to a 1:1 volunteer to student ratio.
- A growing part of the Seed family, there are a couple of opportunities to impact our homeless communities. We collect clothing and then volunteers go to Seattle to hand them out to those in need. Additionally, we have built Seed Bumps, a bag of essentials to be handed out while on the go.
Seed Missions Ministry Partners
- Hungry For Life is committed to facilitating opportunities for people to know the power and presence of Jesus Christ through worship and worldwide compassion. Seed partners with them to help the Kuloshe project in Arusha, Tanzania
- AJS supports efforts in Honduras that promote the interests of the most poor in legislative projects, defend the rights of the most vulnerable in judicial processes, increase the awareness and democratic participation of churches to practice the Biblical teachings on justice, and publish journalistic investigations on issues that affect the poor of Honduras. Through financial support, Seed is able to help AJS continue to change a society and lives in Honduras
- Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST) was founded in 2009 to build pathways of freedom, safety and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade in Seattle and beyond. Seed has a number a ways we partner with REST, including donating welcome baskets, hosting documentary viewings to promote awareness and more.
- Hand in Hand provides children with a place where they can transition after being removed from their homes. Children are given access to warm meals, showers and a place to rest and relax while case workers find the right foster home for that child. Members from Seed’s core volunteer with Hand in Hand to affect the lives of local foster children while in tranisition.
- Working with the food industry and its surpluses, we come up with creative solutions to stopping hunger, including redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste. Food Lifeline provides 82,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs, and that, combined with our policy work, creates a sustainable approach to hunger. Food Lifeline provides opportunities for families to volunteer at their warehouse in a number of ways. It’s a great chance for kids (6 and up) to participate, too.
- Nourishing Network is a meal program for the district’s homeless and low-income families. Often these students leave school Friday and do not have another meal until Monday morning. Nourishing Network will provide weekend meals to families in need.