Mercy Street Dallas

Mentorship - Discipleship - Leadership www.mercystreetdallas.org

Mercy Street is a mentoring program for children's grades 4-12. We partner with schools in the 75212 area code, local churches & business' in the Dallas area.

We are a group of Christians who desire to see God glorified and the neighborhood of West Dallas transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Believing transformation best occurs in the context of relationship, we value people over programs. Therefore, we intentionally engage in mutually-transforming relationships with the residents of West Dallas, working with them to bring hope and healing to West Dallas. We believe true and lasting change will be brought about by the residents, particularly the children, of this community. Mercy Street's hope is to raise a new generation of leaders from the community to be the change agents of tomorrow. Sometimes an infusion of hope and help from the outside is all that is needed to make a monumental difference. That is where our mentors, coaches, and volunteers come in. They are tasked with being an encourager, friend, and advisor to the children over the course of many years. Mercy Street also seeks to be "incarnational" in our ministry efforts, meaning we relocate to the place where we minister in order to put flesh on the redemptive message of the gospel. Whether a physical relocation (like most of our staff) or a mental relocation (like most of our mentors), we invite everyone to take on the cares and concerns of the community as their own. We believe this is part of “loving our neighbors as ourselves.” At Mercy Street, we prayerfully work together to push back against the thorns and thistles that have taken root in West Dallas so that God's Kingdom reign might be evident. Urban decay points to spiritual decay. As Christians it is our delightful responsibility to enter into the dark places of the world and let the light of Christ shine. Light always repels darkness. Join the movement and shine the light of Christ in our community.

Mission: Build Christian Leaders to Build a Better West Dallas!

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Here are 10 benefits to becoming a mentor! If you have any questions about becoming a mentor, volunteering, or getting involved with Mercy Street, click the link below
https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/discovermercystreet

It was such a blessing to share our vision for Mercy Street at Concord Church! We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our table this past weekend!

It was such an honor to be able to attend St. Phillips’ annual Destiny Award Luncheon!

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We are excited to partner with the Texas Rangers and Nike community ambassadors to a host a free baseball camp in honor of Black History Month and the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues. The event will take place on Oates and Beltre Field with Nike community ambassadors facilitating drills and providing prizes to the camp MVPs based on participation, sportsmanship, and energy. The camp will be February 29, 2020 from 8:30am to 12pm. Click the Link below for more information and to sign up!

https://texasrangersya.leagueapps.com/events/1530931-black-history-month-baseball-camp-presented-by-nike

The Martin Luther King Jr Learning Center is an educational staple in South Dallas. We have adopted it as one of our schools. Our heart is that every kid would get a mentor. Can please pray for us as the Lord shows us and guides us on how to love and reach South Dallas? If you'd like to be a mentor click the link below.
https://buff.ly/2HPRyjr

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We are so excited for Mercy Street’s annual 24 hour Pine Cove Retreat! The retreat will be a great opportunity for mentors and mentees to connect outside of the noise of everyday life. This year’s topic of discussion is hope! Expect 24 hours of a camp experience full of food, fun, and fellowship.
Retreat cost is $50 per match
Transportation to and from camp is the mentor's responsibility
Mentor Enrichment will be hosted on Sunday morning
To sign up click the link below
https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/calendar/pine-cove-retreat-2020-hhxyd

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Come and enjoy some arcade fun at Bishop Cidercade with your mentor/mentee! No need to bring anything but yourself and your match! See you there! Snacks will be provided!
RSVP with the link below
https://buff.ly/386zPzm

We are so excited about tomorrow’s conference! The E.P.I.C. Conference (Exploring Purpose for Impact and Change) is geared to allow mentees the space and opportunity to explore their purpose and future story along side their mentors and guardians! We will have sessions and activities for Mentees, Mentors, and guardians this conference is sure to be EPIC!!!

There are still spots left! To sign up check out the link below!

https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/epic-form-sign-up

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In honor of mentoring month, we are excited to announce our newest match, Corrie and Kayla! They have very similar personalities. Both are shy when you first meet them, but once they've warmed up to you; they are pretty outgoing! Both Kayla and Corrie love swimming. They also really love camp! Kayla has been to KAA and Corrie is a Pine Cove kid. We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for these two!

Did you know that if you apply to Uplift Heights after February 1, you are automatically on the wait list for 2020-2021? Apply TODAY to be a part of the lottery that will take place in February.

Mercy Street is thankful for our partnership with Uplight Heights!

For more info click here:
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Say Hello To Our New Sports Director Chris Davis!
Mercy Street would like to welcome our new Sports Director, Chris Davis. As a licensed and ordained minister, Chris felt a calling to Mercy Street. He has served in both youth and men ministries for the past 20 years at churches such as Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Concord Church, and The Church Without Walls. Chris has experience in other industries from managing for Fortune 500 companies to serving and consulting some of the largest ministries in the country. From his service, he has developed a keen insight regarding ministry, philanthropy, education, sports, and strategies to engineer health and growth in these areas.

Click Here To Learn more about Chris:
https://buff.ly/3atWpDO

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We are excited to announce our summer leadership intensive! Registration is now open for junior interns. Applications are due by Mar. 15.
For information click the link below:
https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/srandjr-intern

Are you or anyone you know interested in becoming a mentor at Mercy Street? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? If so, Discover Mercy Street is where you need to be! Discover Mercy Street allows potential mentors and volunteers to learn more about our organization and other opportunities to serve.

Join us Thursday, Jan 23, from 6:30pm-8pm at our facility, 3801 Holystone St. Dallas, TX 75212

This month's book recommendation is: Just Mercy written by Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy is a powerful true story about the transformative power of mercy. It follows the story of Stevenson as a young lawyer and one of his most formative cases. The case of Walter McMillian, a man wrongfully accused of a crime that he didn't commit and sentenced to death row. As a result, Stevenson's views on justice and mercy would be radically changed forever.

January is national mentoring month! To celebrate we wanted to highlight one of our alumni mentors Melissa Nash and her relationship with her mentee, Diamond!

Mercy Street loves highlighting not only the transformation of the mentees in our program, but the transformation of the mentors as well!

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We are excited to announce our summer leadership intensive! Registration is now open for senior interns. Applications are due by Feb. 16.
For information click the link below:
https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/srandjr-intern

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Are you or anyone you know interested in becoming a mentor at Mercy Street? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? If so, Discover Mercy Street is where you need to be! Discover Mercy Street allows potential mentors and volunteers to learn more about our organization and other opportunities to serve.

Join us this Saturday, Jan 11, from 9am-10:30am at our facility, 3801 Holystone St. Dallas, TX 75212

We are so blessed to have made it through another year! We are so excited to see what the Lord has in store for this new season!

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,” He shares. “The kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) If you, like our Savior, believe that children embody the kingdom of heaven, will you consider supporting the children of Mercy Street before December 30th? www.mercystreetdallas.org/endofyear

Merry Christmas to you and your family! As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we are grateful for the Christ-centered mutually transforming relationships taking place in West and South Dallas through our sports, mentoring, and leadership institute.

From allowing an athlete to experience mentorship through coaching, to helping sustain Christian programming for parents, to providing a summer of workplace readiness training for one high schooler, there’s plenty of ways for you to give this season!

www.mercystreetdallas.org/endofyear

Mercy Street would like to thank the Moozie Foundation for their most generous gift to help support our Leadership Institute.

Mercy Street launched 16 years ago with a simple idea: to build lifelong mutually-transforming relationships between the neighbors of West Dallas and greater Dallas. We have seen Christ-centered friendships transform challenging circumstances such as economic hardships, historical division, and systemic indifference. Learn more at www.mercystreetdallas.org/endofyear

The people of Israel & the whole world were blessed when Jesus arrived. His arrival was a confirmation of prophecy!
God had promised all through scripture that a Messiah would come to save our broken world! How great is how our God that He keeps his promises!

Happy #GivingTuesday from Carlton Oby and the Mercy Street family! We are overjoyed that Carlton, third-generation West Dallas native, has returned to lead us into the new year and beyond. You can tangibly support God’s work through the team at Mercy Street today! Giving Link:mercystreetdallas.org/givingtuesday

As you spend time with loved ones this week, we hope the spirit of gratitude will stir you to give on #GivingTuesday, Dec, 3rd. Mercy Street is relentless in relationship-building, and we need your support to foster mutually-transforming relationships between our children and Dallas mentors. Give next Tuesday: mercystreetdallas.org/givingtuesday

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our 8th annual Clayton Kershaw baseball camp! It will be for ages 4-18. Also, the camp will be completely free! It will be next week Saturday from 12:00pm-4:00pm. There are three main ways you'll be able to register: online, in person, and over the phone. (If you'd like to register in person registration will start at 10:00am sharp.) The link below will allow you to register online. Be sure that you have a Stack Sports account because if not you will need to create one to register for the camp.
See you next Saturday!

http://mercystreetsports.bonzidev.com/kershawregistration

We would like to say thank you to everyone who donated and came out to our "Luncheon on the Field" event! The turnout was amazing! We believe the Lord has gifted us with a wonderful vision, and we're so grateful for your continued support.

Can't Join Us for the Luncheon? No Problem!
Purchase a raffle ticket for one of our four awesome prizes! You could win an Apple IPad, Cowboys tickets, Rangers tickets, or a night out at Highland Park Village.

Click the Link Below For More Details
https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/luncheon-on-the-field/raffle-ticket

Join us Monday, November 4th at 11:30am for a casual, come-as-you-are luncheon on the baseball field at Mercy Street Sports Complex! Come hear from our new Executive Director, Carlton Oby, cast his vision for Mercy Street and its future. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for the grass baseball field. The field will be tented to keep us covered from any unexpected weather elements.

Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

Get your tickets at the link below

https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/luncheon-on-the-field

Are you or anyone you know interested in becoming a mentor at Mercy Street? Are you interested in possibly becoming a volunteer? If so, Discovery Mercy Street is where you need to be! Discover Mercy Street allows potential mentors and volunteers to learn more about our organization and other opportunities to serve. Come Join us this Thursday, Oct 24, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. The event will be located at our Office: 3801 Holystone St, Dallas, TX
75212.

RSVP Link:https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/discovermercystreet

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We would like to introduce two new additions to the Mercy Street Family! Please help us welcome both our new Director of Leadership Institute, Dr. Micaela Herdon, and Communications and Events Coordinator, Tiree Dean.

Praise the Lord! We are excited to announce that we were able to raise $218,648 for North Texas Giving Day! Thank you for choosing to partner with us to raise up a new generation of leaders in West Dallas, South Dallas, and beyond.

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