Philemon Ministries/AMEN House was a vision God gave to our founder over 22 years ago. There are some that still have family, friend and community support. For the larger amount of the population we serve, these things are only a thing of the past and not in place today. This is why we have taken on the ministry of aiding others to be able to experience the same type of support that has become more and more difficult to obtain today. To help them come to know genuine acceptance and experience a nurturing environment where they can be safe to deal with their issues, not be "stereotyped" and work towards becoming contributing members of society instead of a liability.
Our residents will be able to enter back into society and become positive, contributing members of our communities through the provision of a structured program that will be managed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. AMEN House programming will provide instruction in life's skills, obtaining gainful employment, discipleship, reuniting families, personal and community accountability and overall responsibility.
There are other individuals that have come along side as volunteers to help with the day to day operation and functions of the program. There is still a need for more volunteers to become a vital part of this vital ministry. There will be a full time Director/Caseworker to work with each individual and keep detailed information before release, during residency at AMEN House and up to three years after completion of the program to create a data base for the viability of the program.
AMEN House will operate transparently with the community, Department of Corrections, governmental agencies, the local churches, civic organizations, businesses and individuals. There will be an "open door" policy where the aforementioned groups would be able to tour and inquire about the program with proper notice in advance. Confidentiality is an important aspect of the program as to personal issues of the residents and their families.
There is also no form of "denominationalism" at Philemon Ministries/AMEN House and will accept those of all faiths. All we ask is that residents, volunteers and all those involved in the ministry to follow the guidelines of the program that have been established. Please click on the link below to review Philemon Ministry's statement of faith.