"Mercy Ministry" is usually defined along the lines of meeting felt needs through deeds. Jesus' ministry, which was full of grace and truth, included both word and deed. At IPC, we are seeking to follow Jesus, who desires mercy and not sacrifice. Our Lord is concerned for his people to know His mercy and show His mercy. Please consider how you could be involved in showing mercy.
Here is a list of the "Mercy Ministries" in the Memphis area that we support (alphabetically):
Click below to read our Mercy Ministry Partner Handbook. The book includes names and contact information for all our Mercy Ministry Partners. Click the box in the bottom right corner to view full size.
This is a church-wide effort to reach our community for Christ through meeting the physical, educational, and spiritual needs of students, families, and teachers in a local school. There are numerous ways to be involved with this ministry, with varying time commitments as well. Involvement ranges from donating items to the school and families, serving at the school for special events, and spending time with the students, teachers, and families.
IPC has adopted White Station Elementary School. White Station has tutoring and mentor needs. If you would like to serve at White Station Elementary please contact the number below.
White Station Elementary School
4840 Chickasaw Road
Memphis, TN 38117
The mission of Advance Memphis is to serve adults in inner city Memphis by helping residents acquire knowledge, resources and skills to be economically self-sufficient through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: (901) 543-8525 or (901) 543-8725
Bethany Christian Services
The largest national adoption and family service agency in the United States. Opportunities for service include- Transporters to drive pregnant client to and from doctors appointments or counseling sessions, Clothes Closet Organizer, Shepherding Home Family would provide a supportive Christian home for a young pregnant woman to live during her pregnancy, Special Friend to provide emotional support for a young woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy: take her to lunch or to the mall, transport her to appointments, etc.
1044 Brookfield Road, Suite 102
Memphis, TN 38119-3834
Phone: (901) 818-9996
Center for Religious Expression
CRE is a servant-oriented, non-profit Christian legal group dedicated to the glory of God and the religious freedom of His people. They provide competent and pro bono (free) legal representation to those in need in the Mid-South and beyond to assure them of the freedom to exercise their faith, share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and express their views, so that transforming Truth may go forth throughout the world.
Please pray for them as they strive to clear the path for Truth.
Executive Director: Nate Kellum, Chief Counsel
699 Oakleaf Lane, Suite 107,
Memphis, TN 38117901.684.5485
The Church Health Center
The Church Health Center seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and spirits. Our ministries provide healthcare for the poor and promote healthy bodies and spirits for all. Please see website for volunteer and service opportunities.
1210 Peabody Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 272-7170
Citizens for Community Values
CCV seeks to inspire, motivate and mobilize citizens, community leaders and elected officials to take action against sexual exploitation and pornography, so that our children and families are protected, victims lives may be restored, the standard of decency raised, and our quality of life is improved. CCV actively fights sexual exploitation and the harmful effects of pornography in the city of Memphis in children and adults. Opportunities for involvement include: women to lead Bible studies at The Moriah House; transportation needed to go to doctor appointments; mentors needed.
Please pray for Executive Director, Russell White, in this fight for decency in our city. Pray we will make safer places for our families to raise our children. May there be rescue for women who desire to leave the sex for sale industry, and help that they may find restoration and wholeness in Christ.
P.O. Box 770775
Memphis, TN 38177-0775
Phone: (901) 452-7884
Fax: (901) 452-7886
Forrest Spence Fund
The Forrest Spence Fund is an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007 in memory of Robert Forrest Spence. The mission of the Fund is to assist with the non-medical needs of critically or chronically ill children and their families throughout the Mid-South.
In honor of Forrest, the organization strives to support families dealing with similar difficult situations and to give back to regional children's hospitals like Le Bonheur, where the amazing medical staff fought for Forrest and continues to fight for thousands of other children each year.
Brittany Spence | Forrest Spence Fund | Executive Director
brittany [at] forrestspencefund [dot] org | www.forrestspencefund.org
PO Box 770478 | Memphis, TN 38177
(901) 313-0012 | (901) 249-7207 fax
“Empowering young women to make the best choices.” Serving Memphis in two locations, helping women by giving them better options. Please be prayerful of the women in our city and the choices that they make, that they will be willing to seek help and know that there are alternatives and support available. Please come to our offices to learn about ways to volunteer and be of encouragement to pregnant women of Memphis.
5575 Raleigh LaGrange
Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: (901) 388-1172
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Midtown Location: 2400 Poplar Ave., Ste. 500
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 452-8991
Memphis Athletic Ministries
MAM uses a variety of means to attract youth into our centers and introduce them to the life-changing power of the gospel. Our Christ-centered programs are used to teach life lessons and help our youth grow in their faith through activity or discipleship groups.
2107 Ball Road
Memphis, TN 38114
Memphis Teacher Residency
As a response to the gospel mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, MTR will partner to provide students in Memphis neighborhoods with the same, or better, quality of education as is available to any student in Memphis by recruiting, training and supporting effective teachers within a Christian context.
2181 UNION AVENUE
MEMPHIS, TN 38104
Memphis Union Mission
Did you know there are approximately 2,000 people who are homeless in the city of Memphis, on any given day? Memphis Union Mission ministers to the needs of these people in crisis offering recovery programs to help them become self-sufficient.
Opportunities for involvement include: prayer for individuals; come serve lunch or dinner any day of the week; offer MUM vouchers instead of cash to those on the street, and you will cover the cost of a nutritious meal; and safe lodging at the shelter.
Phone: (901) 526-8403
Neighborhood Christian Centers
The mission of Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc., is to guide those in need toward stability and sustainability through Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs.
785 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38107
Phone: (901) 881-6013
Palmer Home for Children
The mission of Palmer Home for Children is to present the hope of Christ to children who, through lack of adequate family structure, are in need of a permanent, long-term, Christ-centered home. Since 1895, Palmer Home has remained committed to privately-funded, non-governmental child care which keeps siblings together, models evangelical Christian values, mends emotional scars, and restores for each child the full opportunity to reach his or her God-given potential. Opportunities for involvement at the Hernando Campus are for volunteers to help with interior painting, general repair work on cottages, and fall landscaping. Those interested in an ongoing opportunity to volunteer may want to get more information on a Palmer Home volunteer organization that is currently being established to help with prayer for our ministry, special events, marketing, and fundraising. For more information regarding the Palmer Home volunteer organization, please contact our Hernando office at (662) 449-2400.
Palmer Home for Children Hernando Campus
P.O. Box 929
Hernando, MS 38632
Phone: (662) 449-2400
P.O. Box 746
Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: (662) 328-5704
Service Over Self Ministries (SOS)
Service Over Self (SOS) exists to glorify God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through urban home repair camps. Thousands of homes in Memphis are in shocking condition. Many are unsafe to live in. SOS is seeking to improve the housing conditions of disadvantaged persons in Memphis. The organization is committed to providing free home repair service to deserving families in Memphis neighborhoods. Opportunities for Outreach: During the spring, SOS offers four one-week sessions for college students, hosting up to 80 participants per week. Throughout the summer, SOS offers eight one-week sessions for senior/junior high groups, hosting up to 180 participants per week. With each spring and summer session, SOS provides participants with urban home repair work every day of the week, as well as a Christ-centered program each evening. Please check our spring and summer camp dates for availability. Every summer, SOS hires approximately 40 college staff to help run our camps.
2505 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: (901) 681-9044
“Every time you build into the life of another person, you launch a process that ideally will never end." Streets is dedicated to serving Urban Memphis. You can change a life by mentoring. Mentors needed! Please pray for our staff, our students and the many families that are affected by this ministry. May God use our city for His Glory.
430 Vance Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126
Phone: (901) 525-7380
Fax: (901) 525-9628
Graham Heights - Center of Hope
1304 N. Graham St.
Memphis, TN 38122
Su Casa Family Ministries
The mission of Su Casa Family Ministries is to glorify God and advance His Kingdom by ministering to the spiritual, physical and social needs of the growing Hispanic community in Memphis.
1302 N. Graham Street
Memphis, TN 38122
In community with the local Church, World Relief envisions the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually.
World Relief Memphis began resettling refugees and working with immigrants in 2012. Our prayer is that the local Church will embrace these sojourners and our mission is to equip the church to serve the vulnerable. We applaud the resilience and successes of the people we serve.
3340 Poplar Avenue Suite 222
Memphis, Tennessee 38111
Youth Leadership of Memphis
Growing up without a positive male role model is difficult. Our organization resolves to teach young men the principles of respect for authority, discipline, courtesy, tolerance of the views of others, anger management and compassion for others through work. Our organization uses work as the platform by which values can be both taught and nurtured. Our Mission Statement is . . . "to change the lives of young men through the principles of strength, honor, and truth in the Christian Tradition."
1044 Brookfield, Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: (901) 762-0020
Youth Striving for Excellence
The mission of YSE is to encourage youth to build a strong relationship with God, family and peers by breaking negative life cycles and teaching life skills. We conduct Bible Studies, build self-respect, promote sexual abstinence and academic excellence. Opportunities for involvement include: teaching ministry curriculum; assisting teacher; kitchen helper to prepare snacks for club meetings; chaperone special events planned throughout the year; tutors.
2886 Allen Road
Memphis, TN 38128
Phone: (901) 386-9300