Green Pastures Community Church is passionate about our local community. Part of this passion is ensuring that the next generation receives the tools they need to become effective members to their local community and society at large. With this goal in mind, Green Pastures Community Church has partnered with the National Church Adopt-a-School Initiative; a program that helps pastors and church leaders start or enhance the delivery of social services to urban youth and their families.
Over twenty-five years ago, a principal at a local Dallas high school contacted Tony Evans about an unusually high level of unrest at his school. At that time, the school was experiencing increased gang activity as well as other disruptive behaviors by students.
Dr. Evans responded to the call by sending twelve men to regularly walk the halls and restore order. Not only that, but he personally gathered all of the teen boys in the auditorium for a time to challenge them toward making right choices.
Before long, the school began to experience calm and stability. A change of atmosphere more conducive to learning emerged. Shortly after that, the principal was promoted to superintendant over a large cluster of schools and invited Dr. Evans and his church outreach ministry, now called The Turn•Around Agenda, to serve in all of the schools underneath his leadership. The social impact of this school intervention quickly spread to neighboring clusters as well. What began as a crisis intervention in one school has now become proactive intervention in over 65 public schools in Dallas County and parts of Fort Worth.
In 2006, The National Church Adopt-a-School Initiative was officially formed to both train and equip churches on how to replicate this proven model of social outreach in their area. NCAASI promotes community revitalization through church-based social services by leveraging the existing structures of both churches and schools.
– from the National Church Adpot-a-School initiative website.
For more information on assisting Green Pastures Community Church in helping the students and families of Easton trough the NCAASI, contact us.